One of the saddest things about losing your teeth is the long list of foods that are suddenly off the menu. If you’ve lost front teeth, you will discover that you can no longer bite into an apple. If you’ve lost side or back teeth, your chewing ability may well no longer be up to coping with steaks, roasts and crunchy things.
You may think we are just talking about living with gaps in your teeth here, but we are in fact also talking about what you won’t be able to eat if you replace your lost teeth with dentures. For many people, the thought of living on a soft food diet only is a grim prospect. Dentures, which rely on adhering to the gums for their stability, only have about a quarter of the chewing power of natural teeth. No wonder then that more and more people are opting for dental implants in Gloucester, rather than dentures or fixed bridgework.
Here at the Implant & Ceramic Dental Studios, housed in a beautiful converted barn outside the city, we love giving people their food choices back by fitting them with dental implants in Gloucester.
Why dental implants are so great
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration method that replaces the entire tooth, crown and root. This gives the crowns as much stability as you would expect from a natural tooth.
Dental implants are also fixed into the jaw, so there is no messing around with taking your teeth out to clean them or having to store them overnight in water to rest your gums. You get replacement teeth that act like real teeth both in the way you use them and the way you look after them.
They allow you to eat and speak clearly, and they also look after the health of your jawbone by providing it with the vibrational stimulation it needs to continue to replace bone cells. Without this stimulation, the jawbone dissolves itself, resulting in a chin that looks smaller and pointy and a face that collapses in on itself.
To find out more about how dental implants in Gloucester can give you back your feasting abilities, come in for a consultation with us.