The recent leaps forward in dental care has meant that people now expect much more from their dentists than a decade or two ago. One area in particular that has seen massive advances in recent years is that of tooth restorations, with the advent of dental implants in Sutton Coldfield.
It is almost certain that every person will lose at least one tooth during their lifetime. The number of teeth being lost is being reduced, thanks to advances in care that mean that dentistry can now focus on what is known as ‘teeth for life’. That means, people having healthy natural teeth from birth to death. However, teeth still get knocked out, and are susceptible to decay and gum disease. When teeth fail, people used to be faced with years of not very effective replacements. This is no longer the case, thanks to dental implants in Sutton Coldfield, which are available from reputable dental practices, such as Dental Care Partnership.
The difference dental implants make
For the first time ever, it is now possible to have replacement teeth that function as well as natural teeth with dental implants in Sutton Coldfield. The difference between dental implants and dentures or fixed bridges is that dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone, where they mesh with the bone tissue. The implants can withstand chewing pressures of up to 97kg or 200lbs, which is more than the average male chewing pressure. Compare this to dentures, which give about a quarter of the average chewing pressure.
Also, dental implants in Sutton Coldfield can be expected to last a lifetime, remaining stable in the jawbone because they actually integrate with the bone tissue. This means no embarrassing wobbling around, as there can be with dentures, and no wearing out. Dentures and bridges usually have to be replaced every 7–10 years, and over time, this cost mounts up.
As for hassle, there is none. The implants only need to be carefully cleaned, with diligent brushing and regular hygienist appointments, to keep plaque at bay. This is to avoid the implants becoming loose due to advanced gum disease, which attacks the bone.