Picture this scenario: you live in an old house and the window frames are rotting, the glass is cracked. You look into replacements and are told that although the replacements will look alright from the outside, your windows won’t open properly and will only let in about a quarter of the light. Also, you’ll need to buy new ones every eight years. You probably wouldn’t buy them, would you?
However, up until not so long ago, this is the kind of thing you could expect with replacement teeth. If yours fell out or were removed, you’d be told that you’d either have to compromise the integrity of your neighbouring teeth to get new teeth on a bridge, or you’d have to have dentures, which have about a quarter of the chewing power of natural teeth. With this kind of Hobson’s choice, it’s no wonder that so many of our patients at Smile Design Dental are choosing something else. In Buckinghamshire, dental implants are now many people’s go-to choice for tooth replacement.
It’s easy to see why so many people prefer dental implants in Buckinghamshire: they give you back the full functionality of your teeth. This is because dental implants are fixed into the jawbone and therefore are as securely held in place as your jawbone used to hold your natural teeth. Dental implants mean you don’t have all that faffing around with only being able to eat soft food in case your teeth can’t cope, or losing perfectly good teeth to hold them in place.
Dental implants in Buckinghamshire actually become one with the jawbone. In a process known as osseointegration, the titanium of the implants meshes with bone tissue and blood vessels. Implants also fulfil another important function of the tooth root, which is to allow the transmission of tiny vibrations, from the teeth clacking together when you eat, into the bone surrounding them. The vibrations tell the bone cells to renew themselves, keeping the jaw strong, healthy and youthful looking.
Dental implants mean that you will not have to worry about looking prematurely old, with a pointy chin and sunken cheeks.
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