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Should you get Dental Implants?

shutterstock_773757976Any dental work can cause anxiety and worry. From root canals to fillings from simple check-up’s to routine cleans, visiting the dentist for many of us can make us feel nervous. If you do suffer badly with nerves, visit the NHS website for some helpful advice to overcome your fear:

If you’re contemplating dental implants, whether your happy to relax in the dentist chair or become a bundle of nerves, there’s a great many things for you to consider before you take the plunge.

Here we look at some of the main reasons of why dental implants could be a good life choice for you.

Long term solution

Dental implants can provide a replacement tooth solution that could last for up to 40 years. Other dental procedures like crowns or even dentures have on average a shelf life of about 10 years. As a long term solution this means that you will probably have less dental work in the future.

Facial Structure

If you have lost teeth and currently have no replacement, you will probably have found that your face has started to sag where you have a missing tooth. Dental implants retain the structure of your face, giving your face a fuller more youthful appearance.

Realistic functionality

Not only do dental implants look and feel like natural teeth they also mimic the natural functionality of teeth. You will be able to eat all of the favourite things you used to enjoy which you may have been avoiding if you have lost teeth or indeed if you presently wear dentures. They are as strong and as stable as natural teeth and on the plus side they won’t form cavities like natural teeth. You should however still brush and floss your implants as you would with natural teeth.

Healthy teeth can stay

One of the advantages of dental implants is that they can be fitted in alongside any healthy teeth you may have. They are a stand alone treatment which means they can be used independently and don’t have to be supported by other teeth to stay in place.

Live life again

shutterstock_457895536People who wear dentures can become very self-conscious which for some people means they stop leaving their homes unless they have to for fear of embarrassment. Dentures can easily be dislodged causing them to slip or fall out whilst eating, talking, kissing, coughing, yawning and even smiling. Dental implants stay firmly in place restoring self-confidence to let you once again live a normal carefree life.

Before you sign on the dotted line make sure you have discussed the process with your dentist thoroughly to ensure you understand each stage and what it will entail. If your dentist does not specialise in dental implants they may refer you to a cosmetic dentist who will have completed the relevant training and subsequent CPD dental course training like those provided by LonDEC.

We hope you have found this helpful but if you need further advice or support you can visit the BUPA website who has some helpful information;

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