Missing teeth are not only aesthetically unpleasant, but can also cause some serious oral health problems if left untreated. Among the various tooth restoration methods available, dental implants offer several important benefits. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are incorporated into the jawbone and keep teeth strong and healthy.
When natural teeth cannot be saved or have to be removed for health reasons, dental implants in Glasgow are the next best thing. At Tiwari Watson Dental Care, they are the preferred by our lead implant dentists, Joseph Watson and David Chan, because nothing comes as close to operating like a natural tooth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are body-friendly, titanium structures that are placed into the jawbone, replacing the natural roots of missing teeth. Dental implants in Glasgow can replace a single tooth, a few teeth or a mouthful of teeth. When they become one with the jawbone, they act as a solid base to crowns, bridges or removable dentures.
Health benefits of dental implants
Tooth loss can be detrimental to a patient’s self-confidence and oral health. Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat or speak and are responsible for bone loss in the long run. Since dental implants fuse with the jawbone and become an organic part of the mouth, they provide a long-lasting solution that can both restore confidence and improve oral health. Because dental implants are a stable tooth restoration, they help to reduce further damage in the jawbone or deterioration to surrounding teeth and gums.
Unlike dentures that reduce biting power considerably, dental implants in Glasgow replace tooth roots and affect biting force. This way patients can continue eating their favourite foods without worrying about pain or loose dentures. Another important health benefit of dental implants is that they feel just like natural teeth, unlike bridges or dentures. Although the latter can replace teeth effectively, they can also irritate the teeth and gums if they don’t fit properly.
Last but not least, dental implants cannot develop cavities, unlike natural teeth. However, a thorough daily oral hygiene routine is recommended as well as regular dental check-ups in order to ensure their good function and longevity.