Imagine if a really important part of your house broke, the windows say. And you were told you could have them replaced, but although they would look alright to other people, they wouldn’t open or close and they would only let in about a quarter of the light they used to, and you’d have to buy new replacements in every eight years or so. You wouldn’t be very impressed or liable to buy them, would you?
And yet, until the last decade or two, this is exactly what has been happening with teeth. People lost their teeth, and were told they’d either have to compromise the integrity of neighbouring teeth to get new teeth on a bridge, or they’d have about a quarter of their usual chewing power with dentures. Neither is an appealing prospect, so it’s no wonder that so many of our patients at Greenside Dental Care near Mirfield are choosing something else. In Mirfield, dental implants are fast becoming the go-to choice for tooth replacement.
What is so great about dental implants?
The reason for the increasing popularity of dental implants near Mirfield is that they give you back the full functionality of your teeth. There is no 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. 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 near Mirfield actually become part of the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration, whereby the titanium of the implants meshes with bone tissue and blood vessels. Having the implants in the bone like this also allows it to continue to receive the tiny vibrations, from the teeth clacking together when you eat, that tell the bone cells to renew themselves, keeping the jaw strong, healthy and youthful looking.
This means you can eat a wide and nutritious diet, and not have to worry about getting the pointy-chinned, sunken-cheeked look associated with tooth loss and premature old age. To find out more, why not come in for a consultation?