There are many reasons why you may have missing teeth as an adult. Perhaps you had dental extractions performed due to decay, or maybe you had aggressive gum disease.
But one thing is for sure. When you have gaps in your smile, it can cause you to feel exceedingly unhappy with how your smile looks, even if these are teeth at the back of your mouth. While it may seem that the only option available to you is to have bridges or dentures fitted, there is now a treatment option which can provide you with a more stable prosthetic that lasts a lifetime.
Known as oral implants, these have taken the restorative dental world by storm and have allowed thousands of people to get their smiles back with the same strength and durability as their natural ones. So, without further ado what are some of the key advantages of having dental implants Ryde fitted?
Easy to care for
Dentures and bridges can be slightly tricky to care for. Dentures will require soaking, and bridges will need you to clean the area thoroughly to ensure that no plaque or bacteria gets underneath the bridge.
With oral implants, once they are fitted all you need to do to maintain them is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss between them as you would your natural teeth and attend appointments with your dental team to check for signs of gum disease.
Many people have concerns that oral implants will not look natural but they do! Your cosmetic dentist will ensure that any gaps in your smile that are filled with an implant will blend in seamlessly. However, if you are having an entire denture fitted with oral implants, you can go for any shade of enamel that you want, and could even pull off a Hollywood smile!
Stable and durable
Many people who have worn dentures in the past have had minor concerns that they are not able to hold and chew food as well as their natural teeth, which is a fair concern. As oral implants are fitted to your jaw bone via surgery and the prosthetics are placed on top, they are more stable and durable than dentures or bridges, allowing you to consume whichever food you desire without worry.
If you have read about oral implants in the past, you may have concerns that they are excessively expensive. However, the majority of surgeries that can offer oral implants can also offer financing to suitable patients, meaning you can break down the cost of your oral implants into affordable monthly repayments.
Provided you care for them properly, your oral implants should easily last up to and over 20 years. As mentioned before, caring for them properly involves brushing them twice a day, flossing them and attending regular appointments with your dental team to check for signs of gum disease, which can cause the implants to fall out prematurely. So be sure to stay in contact with your regular dental team if you want your oral implants to last as long as they should.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.