It’s Easy to See Why Dental Implants Are So Popular

Guy having a dental implantIf there’s one thing in dentistry that has taken a dramatic turn for the better, it is the way missing teeth can be replaced. Throughout the 20th century, tooth replacement really only covered putting back the crowns and not the roots. Towards the end of the century, people slowly began to move towards another method: dental implants. In Watford, and in most other UK towns, this has now become the standard method for teeth restoration, and it’s easy to see why, given the amazing benefits that come with dental implants.

What Does Dental Implant Treatment Involve?

In Watford, dental implants are available from various dental practices, including Cassiobury Dental. Implants require minor oral surgery, comparable to root canal therapy, or tooth extraction in terms of time and invasiveness. Most dentists are aware that such surgery is pretty daunting for many patients and so they offer sedation along with the local anaesthetic required to numb the area. Surgery is being carried out on the jawbone rather than the teeth, and there are far fewer nerve endings there, but it’s the drill, and drills are daunting. That’s why patients often opt for either oral or intravenous sedation. That way they can fully relax, possibly even falling asleep during the procedure.

Advantages of Dental Implants

As dental implants in Watford replace the root as well as the crown, there is a far more stable base than comes with dentures, which adhere to the gums, or bridges, that are fixed to the neighbouring teeth. This makes chewing easier and the patient can eat all the foods they have always enjoyed, rather than being limited to a soft food diet, which can lack enough nutrients.

This stable base in the jawbone also provides the stimulation the bone cells need to renew themselves. Without something in the jawbone transmitting vibrations and pressure to the bone, it decides it is no longer needed and starts to dissolve itself, releasing the calcium back into the bloodstream for use elsewhere. This process is called resorption. The jawbone literally shrinks in height, width, and depth, and becomes far less dense. This is terribly noticeable in people who have lost their teeth. Their chins seem to be nearer their noses and more pointy.

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