Ace Dental

5 January 2018

Go feasting again

If you have been turning down invitations to dinner and celebrations because your teeth can’t cope with the tasty food on offer, then your social life is being seriously affected. It is not good for our mental health to miss out on social connections, but unfortunately this is what happens all too often to people whose dentures slip around.

Even if they don’t, dentures can only cope with about 25% of the chewing force that natural teeth can and so, wobbling aside, there may be all sorts of foods on your forbidden list. Sadly, such forbidden fruits often are fruits, nuts and meats, all of which are vital for nutrition. So, isolation can be compounded by malnutrition. Losing teeth isn’t a lot of fun.

That’s why at Ace Dental, we are really keen to get people to choose dental implants in Camden to replace their teeth. Dental implants have been around long enough now to have come out the other side of the experimental phase that all great innovative ideas go through. They can be used in all sorts of ways, including to stabilise wobbly dentures.

This is great news for denture wearers, and also for those who can’t afford to replace all their teeth with dental implants. It’s a good halfway house.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are the only way of replacing lost tooth roots, and just like trees, teeth need their roots to stabilise them. Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, where they integrate with the bone tissue to become as stable and secure as natural teeth, able to withstand more than the average male chew. Integration takes about two months and after that, as long as you are careful with your oral health routine, they should last a lifetime. One of the first people to receive dental implants still has them going strong, 50 years later.

The trick is to brush and floss twice a day and to come for regular cleanings with the hygienist. Dental implants can’t decay but they can fall victim to advanced gum disease, so it pays to be really careful and diligent about removing plaque.

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