There are some things in life that aren’t worth skimping on, the most obvious of which is medical treatment, but the same is true of your dental care. You only get one set of adult teeth to last you a lifetime. If you’ve already lost some then you’re probably even more motivated to hang onto what you’ve got left. This is something you need to consider when choosing how to restore your teeth. Your best bet is dental implants in Camden.
At Ace Dental, we’d be happy to tell you all about the advantages of dental implants in Camden when you come in to see us for your implant consultation. But to whet your appetite, here are a couple of the best benefits.
Holding on to what’s left
Dental implants stand out from dentures or bridges as they are the only tooth restoration that replaces the roots as well as the crowns of missing teeth. This is vital to protecting the integrity of your jawbone. The roots of your teeth enable vibrations from your teeth clashing together all day to reach your jawbone. These vibrations tell your jawbone to stay strong and healthy. Missing roots cause your jawbone to dissolve itself. This puts neighbouring teeth at greater risk of tilting or falling out, triggering a vicious cycle of tooth loss. Dental implants in Camden therefore help you hold onto your remaining natural teeth.
Here to stay
Dentures need relining or replacing every 3-8 years. This is because without those all-important tooth roots, your jawbone shrinks and your gums recede. It’s your gums that dentures rely on for suction to stay in place, so, as these change shape, your dentures will need adapting.
Bridges meanwhile are attached to the 2 teeth either side of the gap, which have to be ground down to form buttresses. This arrangement is secure, but bridges do, however, break and will also need replacing over the years.
Dental implants in Camden are fixed into the jawbone, where new bone tissue grows around them to secure them in place. This means they can last for decades, even a lifetime, as long as you keep up with a good oral hygiene routine, regular dental check-ups and hygienist cleanings.