For many of us, Christmas is a season of joy and festivity – a period when we can enjoy spending invaluable time with family and friends whilst tucking into that all-important festive feast.
However, whilst most of us are looking forward to the Christmas break, the festive season isn’t always so jolly for individuals with missing teeth or dentures.
If you’re dreading another year of avoiding your favourite festive foods and covering your mouth for fear of exposing gaps or unstable dentures, it may be time to consider an alternative tooth replacement solution.
Constant advancements in technology and new dental techniques are leading to new and better ways to replace missing and damaged teeth.
Among these options are dental implants, which are fast becoming popular thanks to their benefits in look, feel and function.
We take a look at five reasons dental implants provide a healthier and happier smile.
1. They create a natural-looking smile
Whilst tooth replacement solutions have improved over the years to better resemble natural teeth, dental implants are by far the best option for patients seeking a natural-looking smile. As opposed to dentures, dental implants will display actual gum tissue instead of acrylic, making for a final result that better matches your natural teeth so your family and friends won’t know the difference.
2. Stable and Reliable
Dental implants are attached to the jawbone, much like a natural tooth root, this creates a stable base for the artificial tooth, providing a better overall feel than the removable alternative such as dentures.
3. No food restrictions
Many patients with dentures struggle to adapt to talking and eating with their replacement teeth and are often restricted in the foods they can eat (hard sweets and caramel are off the cards). Whilst you may need to be careful in the healing phase of your dental implants, the stability of tooth implants will allow you to indulge in any feast (festive or otherwise) without limitation.
4. Prevent bone loss
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can actually halt bone loss by providing the jawbone with the stimulation it needs for bone growth. This is why many individuals with dentures experience changes to their facial structure over time, as they simply don’t have the same support from their removable teeth.
5. You get more flavour
Unlike removable dentures, dental implants won’t cover your palate and get in the way of your ability to pick up on different tastes. This means you can enjoy the full flavour of this year’s Christmas pudding!
Aria Dental is a leading Perth dental clinic renowned for its specialist tooth restoration and implant dentistry services. For more information visit www.ariadental.net.au.
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