When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, it is easy to assume that it is all about improving the appearance of your teeth.
However, many cosmetic dental treatments offer far more than a whiter, straighter smile; for instance, dental veneers will whiten your teeth while covering chips or cracks, but they also reduce sensitivity by covering any holes which may cause discomfort. In a similar vein, having oral implants fitted offers far more than a more permanent way to restore lost teeth.
Of course, if you are interested in having oral implants fitted, it is likely that you have lost a tooth or teeth and are looking for a more natural way to restore your smile. And, while dentures or fitted bridges are always an option, oral implants offer more structural stability, no movement and of course, there is no risk of putting them down and losing them!
Our team at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond are proud to be able to offer suitable patients this cosmetic option; as our name suggests, we know all there is to know about oral implants and can help you to restore your smile to its former glory. So what else can we tell you?
Back to the initial point; what are some of the health benefits of coming to us for dental implants in Richmond at Sheen Dental Implants?
More varied diet
When you have missing teeth in your mouth, it is undoubtedly harder to bite into and to chew harder foods.
Even with dentures and extremely sticky dental adhesive, you may struggle to take a bite out of an apple or to chew on cashews. When you come to us for dental implants in Richmond the stability they give you will allow you to bite into apples, chew a whole range of nuts and even eat corn on the cob. A varied diet is a healthy diet!
It is easy to forget that our teeth aid in our digestive process; if you have gaps in your teeth, it is unlikely that you are chewing your food correctly, resulting in issues like acid reflux. With implants, you will be able to chew your food correctly and thoroughly, resulting in better digestion.
Lost a single tooth? An implant will prevent your jawbone receding and causing your surrounding teeth to move unexpectedly. As implants are fitted into the jaw, the bone has to fuse and grow around them, restoring the jawbone and supporting surrounding teeth.
Lowered risk of tooth decay
If you have gaps, natural teeth are more exposed to bacteria and, as few people brush areas where there are no teeth, this can lead to plaque accumulation and tooth decay.
With implants, the gap is filled and the natural teeth are shielded from bacteria.
Reduced risk of gum disease
Exposed gums are also a magnet for bacteria. As gums are rarely brushed, accumulated bacteria can lead to inflammation and gum disease. When dental implants in Richmond are fitted, the gums are not exposed and so, your chances of periodontal disease are reduced.