Teeth are a bit like icebergs; you only see some of them and it’s easy to assume that there’s not all that much of interest going on under the surface of the gum line. But, just like icebergs, you ignore what’s beneath at your peril. Teeth have roots, and the roots are there for a very good reason. The crown may be the bit that does the chewing but without the roots to keep them firmly anchored into the jawbone, your teeth cannot chew anywhere near as effectively.
As with natural teeth, so with replacement teeth. They too need roots if they are going to do as good as job as your natural teeth. That’s why at Smile Design Dental, we recommend dental implants in Buckinghamshire.
Yes, you can have dentures, or you can have a fixed bridge, but, if you really want teeth that have full functionality, then you need dental implants in Buckinghamshire.
A better bite with dental implants
In an adult male, chewing can produce multidirectional forces of up to 97kg, or 200lbs. That’s a lot of force. Dentures, which rely for their stability on suction to the gums, can, at their best, only produce about a quarter of that. And, while fixed bridges can do better, they get their stability from being anchored to neighbouring healthy teeth and using their roots. This sounds pretty good, until you realise that in order to achieve this, the perfectly good neighbouring teeth have to be ground down in order to be fitted with buttress crowns. Then, you’ve lost two more teeth.
When you choose dental implants in Buckinghamshire, you won’t affect any healthy teeth. In fact, dental implants will help preserve them by putting something into the gap to stop them drifting around.
Dental implants are replacement roots made of titanium that are inserted into artificial channels drilled into the jawbone under local anaesthetic. They integrate with the bone and so can last for decades, even for the rest of your life, with good daily dental care. They also help preserve the strength of the jawbone and so also your facial structure.