Just as phone technology keeps leaping forwards, so does tooth replacement technology. You wouldn’t expect your old Nokia from 1997 to be able to suddenly be able to do what your Samsung can in 2017, so why would you expect old ways of replacing teeth to do much more than they could 50, 40, 30 or even 20 years ago. Bridges will always need to grind down healthy teeth for their support and dentures are always going to rely on receding gums and shrinking jaws. Not so with dental implants in Buckinghamshire because they rely on something totally different for their stability. Just like natural teeth, they rely on being embedded into your jawbone.
At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are our preferred way of replacing your lost teeth, and we think they will be your preferred way too. This is because dental implants give you back the full functionality of your teeth without affecting any of your remaining teeth. Indeed, they can help them stay strong, and they do the same for your jaw too.
What your jawbone needs
The trouble with the jawbone, as with any bone, is that it requires constant stimulation to remain strong. It is not enough that it is moving up and down while talking and eating. It actually needs to receive constant tremors through the roots of the teeth to know that it is still in use. Without this, the bone cells not only stop renewing themselves, they actually start to dissolve themselves, and the jawbone shrinks and loses density. This happens really fast and before too many years have gone by, your chin has gone all pointy and is nearer your nose, and your cheeks are sagging inwards. It’s a prematurely aged look, and it’s not good.
You can avoid this, and get back your full chewing power, when you have dental implants in Buckinghamshire. They may seem more expensive than the alternatives, but, with careful brushing and flossing and regular hygienist visits to avoid gum disease, they should last you for decades. This means they can work out cheaper in the long run.