There are a lot of ways in which Hertfordshire dental implants can offer both preventive benefits as well as the obvious restorative ones. We can explain some of the benefits briefly here with you so that you are able to gauge the relevance and importance for your own health and wellbeing in relation to your oral health.
Firstly, it is important to understand why having a complete set of teeth improves your general health and wellbeing. As the body is a holistic entity, meaning that everything is intimately linked with one another, even in ways we don’t fully understand or know about completely yet, there are certainly opportunities for your oral health to have an impact, or be impacted by your general health.
We know now that gum disease and heart disease are linked. We can also find a significant correlation between mental health and missing teeth. Theories have been made on these two relationships, but they remain simply that at this stage, theories.
On a more understandable level, when your oral health isn’t the best and you have missing teeth, your nutritional needs may not be met as easily as they once were. It can be difficult to bite and chew harder foods and you also may not be chewing food up appropriately which can lead to digestive issues.
What are some preventive benefits of this treatment?
Hertfordshire dental implants can prevent the natural loss of bone that occurs after you lose any of your natural teeth. In turn, this bone loss can change the shape of your face as well as disrupt the stability of your remaining teeth, causing a flow-on effect where subsequent teeth can be lost.
We acknowledge that your jaw bone needs to be stimulated appropriately for your body to continue regenerating cells there. Dentures or simple missing teeth no longer stimulate your jaw bone and as a result it begins to slowly break down. Although this is natural, over time you will experience complications, either with your existing dentures or with your remaining teeth. Only Hertfordshire dental implants are a suitable teeth replacement system that prevents this jaw bone recession.
Let’s discuss the restorative benefits
When you replace your missing teeth or stabilize your dentures using this implant treatment, you are allowing your smile to return back to near full functionality again. This means that you will be able to bite and chew with ease as well as comfortably talk and laugh without fear of your appearance or losing your teeth on your plate!
Restoring your smile will have a significantly positive impact on your self-esteem as well as your general health and wellbeing. Although we do stress that it is important to seek replacing any missing teeth as quickly as possible to limit the negative impacts that will be apparent to your wellbeing, we also believe that it is better late than never. So please get in touch with us regarding your personal situation to see what we can do about replacing your teeth and improving your smile.