Advantages of dental implants

Most of us take our teeth for granted. They are so much more than just tools for eating. There are a number of good reasons to choose dental implants:

Dental implants can change your face for the better:
Teeth provide the face with structure. You'll know what that means if you've ever seen someone without their full set of teeth. Their mouth has that unpleasant 'caved in' look until they put their dentures in. Having dental implants will take years off your face and give a youthful appearance.

"My dental implants have given me so much confidence. I've even got a new boyfriend – the first in a very, very long time."
Helena – Cardiff

Dental implants can boost your self-confidence:
Most importantly, dental implants have the power to transform the way a person feels about himself/herself. Some people shy away from looking another in the eye because of their bad teeth or lack of teeth. They may have trouble communicating because of the tendency to talk with their mouths partially closed. They may not smile as much or try to suppress a smile because of the lack of, or (state of) their teeth.

Dental implants will help you to enjoy food again:
You can, once again, enjoy food previously off-limits because of the lack of teeth. Dental implants mean that you'll be able to eat food without hurting your gums.

Dental implants can help to protect your other teeth:
Dental implants will also minimise the danger of breaking other teeth because of the gaps.

Dental implants help to stimulate bone growth:
The natural root and tooth form a unit which had been anchored by bone underneath. When a tooth is removed because the bone has nothing to support, it shrinks at the spot.

"I never thought dental implants could change the shape of my face so much, let alone boost my confidence, especially with the ladies!"
Robert - Aberdeen

No damage to neighbouring teeth:
Healthy teeth, next to an empty cavity, have to be prepared for bridges or crowns. Sometimes the healthy teeth can be damaged during the preparation. Often they have to be cut to reduce their size and this shortens their life.

With dental implants, no preparation is required that will affect neighbouring teeth. Only the empty tooth cavity is dealt with.

Better dental hygiene:
No special treatments are required here. Your implants will be easy to take care of. Just treat them as you would normal teeth. Brush them well and regularly, using a good brand of toothpaste. Flossing and regular visits to your local dentist will keep them in good condition. Early signs of trouble can be spotted by your dentist and dealt with.

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