Losing your teeth can knock your confidence and make everyday activities such as eating and speaking difficult. Many people struggle with traditional replacements such as dentures as they can be uncomfortable, insecure, inconvenient or hard to get used to. If you are tired of worrying about how you look, having to think about what food you can eat or dealing with dentures, then you may like to consider dental implants.There are range of options available from single tooth to full mouth restorations.
How Do They Work?
Dental implants are small metal screws which are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. As the blood vessels and tissues in your jaw mesh around them, they become stable and provide a secure base for replacement teeth, bridges or dentures. When you have had your implants, you will benefit immediately from a more attractive smile and will soon be able to bite, chew and talk as normal. This gives you better nutrition and overall health as well as significantly improving your quality of life. In addition, since dental implants work in the same way as the roots of natural teeth, they strengthen the jaw and prevent it from shrinking back as can happen when you are wearing dentures. Adams Dental in North London find that, with the correct care, implants can last for decades.
I Am Terrified of the Dentist
It is estimated that up to 13% of people in western countries are phobic or nervous dental patients. If this is you then you know how debilitating it can be. Dental phobia can be linked to fear of needles, anaesthetic or the drill or caused by a bad experience in the past. Fortunately, approaches today are far more sympathetic and dentists have a range of techniques to put you at your ease. Sedation, hypnosis, painless injections and empathetic teams make seeing the dentist a lot more pleasant. This means that even nervous patients can get the help they need and do not have to suffer with issues such as missing teeth any longer.