If you are over 50, you probably remember a poet with a Berkshire country accent called Pam Ayres. She wrote a classic about losing her teeth and lying in the dentist’s chair as she gazed up his nose in despair, and she’s still going strong today.
Well, maybe you are that person now, and yes, although it was a funny poem, being in despair over losing teeth is not at all uncommon. Fortunately, you and Pam don’t have to be in despair for long because things have moved on hugely since Pam wrote her classic comic poem back in the 1970s. Now, you can have dental implants in Camden with us at Ace Dental.
Back then, Pam’s 2 options were either dentures or fixed bridgework, neither of which is all that good a solution.
Dentures, well they have to rely on suction to the gums to get any chewing power. For that, you’ll get about a quarter of the chew your natural teeth gave you. It’s not much and it’s coupled with the fact that you will be highly likely to suffer from dentures sliding as the jawbone shrinks away from lack of stimulation. Dental implants in Camden keep your jawbone strong and healthy by providing the stimulation that used to come from your tooth roots, plus because they are embedded into the jawbone, your pearly whites will be able to get through whatever takes your fancy, food-wise.
Bridges are so called because they feature one or more replacement crowns suspended on a bridge that is fixed to the healthy teeth either side of the gap, piggybacking on their roots for stability. Sounds like a pretty good solution, but is it really when it means having those perfectly good teeth ground down to have buttress crowns fitted over them?
In Camden, dental implants are their own tooth roots – posts or screws that are tapered like real roots and fitted into artificial sockets created in the jawbone. They are made of titanium, which the body accepts like one of its own, growing new bone tissue and blood vessels all over the implants to hold them in place as securely as a natural tooth.Back to Blog