Considerations when losing a tooth
There are several things to consider when you lose one, some or all of your teeth and need to find the best way to replace them. What suits one person does not always suit another, so it’s a good idea to draw up a list of considerations.
Ask yourself, what are teeth for? Here at Cheltenham Dental Spa, we believe that teeth play a vital role in:
- How you eat
- How you speak
- How you look
You need your replacement teeth to work as well as possible in all these areas, and in our experience the method that fulfils all these criteria the best is dental implants in Cheltenham.
Roots with dental implants in Cheltenham
The reason why dental implants excel in all 3 areas is because they replace the whole tooth, root and crown, whereas dentures and bridges only replace the crowns and use other, not so effective, ways to get stability. Dentures adhere to the gums (which is about 25% effective in terms of chewing) and bridges require 2 good teeth to be ground down to become buttress crowns.
Dental implants on the other hand provide 100% of the chewing capability of natural teeth because they are embedded into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone, which grows new tissue all over them over the course of several weeks. You have to watch your diet while this is happening, but once the process is complete, you can eat whatever you like.
Once dental implants are securely integrated, you need never worry that your teeth are going to start sliding around in your mouth. Denture wearers fiddle around with messy adhesives to get their teeth to stay in place so they can talk, laugh and yawn without embarrassing themselves. With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about any of this. Your teeth stay exactly where they should be.
Dental implants in Cheltenham help you maintain a strong, healthy jawbone and facial structure by stimulating jawbone cells to renew themselves. Other replacement methods cannot do this and lead to a shrinking jaw and collapsed face.