You should not let your missing teeth affect the way you think about yourself and your smile. However, missing teeth can cause many problems in the long run – from the basic structure of your face to the way you chew your food. Having your teeth in place is important for your dental and overall health.
At Warrendale Dental, we use dental implants in Herefordshire to replace missing and damaged teeth, help you regain your lost chewing function and rebuild your deteriorating bone tissue. Unlike other tooth replacement options that simply sit on top of your gums without interacting with your jawbone tissue, dental implants are attached to the jawbone and function just like tooth roots.
Replacing your missing teeth is more important than you may think
Having missing teeth can completely change the way you chew and digest your food. Gums are not designed for effective chewing, therefore, you may not chew as well, or might use a particular side of your mouth to chew. Because your mouth is the first step in your digestive system, not properly chewed food can be a choking hazard. Furthermore, undigested food can cause stomach problems including acid reflux. Dental implants in Herefordshire restore your biting force almost completely and help you avoid more serious issues.
Moreover, missing teeth can impair your speech and change your ability to pronounce words, causing spitting and lisping. Gaps among your teeth also endanger your healthy teeth by moving them around in your mouth and causing misalignment. More importantly, one or several missing teeth can lead to the deterioration of the jawbone and the collapse of your facial structure.
Why have dental implants in Herefordshire??
Dental implants are made of surgical titanium. Only a few millimetres wide, these versatile posts have a rippled texture, much like a screw. Dental implants do not simply replace your missing teeth – they also replace the roots of your missing teeth so that prosthetic crowns, dentures and bridges can be supported securely by them.
Missing teeth not only affect your appearance and self-confidence, but they can also have an impact on your ability to talk and chew normally. Luckily, dental implants can greatly improve your appearance and overall quality of life.