In many of the different fields of dentistry, there are a variety of techniques and dental appliances that are used to treat poor oral health conditions. This variety in types of dental care offers patients a choice in how they would like to receive care – provided that the patient meets all the criteria for a particular treatment plan.
One such example is in the field of restorative dentistry where patients can choose to wear a teeth replacement device such as dentures or have dental implants Herefordshire surgically inserted into the mouth.
A reasonable question to ask is – why would a patient opt for dental implants Herefordshire (which has strict criteria in place before treatment can commence) over other teeth replacement methods?
How dental implants Herefordshire differ
Dental implants are regarded by dental practitioners and patients as a superior teeth replacement solution for a number of good reasons, among them are the following:
The design of tooth implants make it unlike other traditional tooth replacement devices in that they do not sit on the gum line, which in some cases may end up causing irritation and discomfort. In fact, it is their unique structure (the metal implant used to mirror a natural tooth root) and the dental crown placed on top of the implant (used to provide masticatory function and offer aesthetic value) that provides many of the system’s sought after benefits.
- Complete bite force restored
It is because it is designed to look and function like a natural tooth that tooth implants can restore a patient’s full bite force. This cannot be said for other restorative treatment types that only provide partial bite force and why patients on such treatment plans are unable to enjoy a variety of foods.
- Avoid oral health issues
It has been found that with long-term use of traditional restorative methods, patients commonly experience issues such as loss of jawbone density. Loss of jawbone integrity is a matter of concern as the consequences can be far reaching as the health of the dental arch can be at risk. Also, it must be remembered that both gums and jawbone offer a critical role of protection, defending the rest of the body from harmful bacteria. As loss of jawbone quality decreases, this makes it easier for bad bacteria to invade the inner recesses of the body where vital organs are housed.
It is always important for patients, when choosing a suitable treatment plan, to consider the wider and long-term effects it offers. An informed decision is best achieved by asking questions on all available treatment methods.
At our Warrendale Dental clinic we look to modern, highly effective dental methods and equipment to offer exceptional care and outstanding patient experience. We ensure that, in a consultation, we make patients aware of the options available to them as well as the pros and cons of each method. It is of the utmost importance to us that the patient is comfortable with their treatment plan as this may go a long way towards the outcome of treatment. To experience a patient-centred approach to dental care, contact our front desk team to arrange a consultation.