Despite being one of our smallest body parts, replacing a missing tooth can be a lengthy and costly procedure and even more so if a full set is required, but it’s a treatment journey that is well worth making. These tiny chunks of calcium may be small, but they play a vital role in our health and well being.
Dentists who fit dental implants in Birmingham, such as those at the Sutton Implant Clinic, advise their patients that, without a full set of pearly whites, their ability to bite and chew food is compromised, making it harder for the body to get all the nutrients it needs. Crunchy and chewy foods such as apples, nuts, seeds and raw vegetables are nutrient dense and the body needs the essential vitamins and minerals they contain to function at its best.
Each tooth also does its part to keep the structure of the face intact and keep the jawbone strong and healthy. Without the hundreds of tiny taps it receives each day from a tooth clashing against its opposite number and vibrating down into the roots, the body believes the jawbone is no longer needed in that particular location and can start to dissolve it. The face may then start to sag.
In Birmingham, dental implants are a solution for many people who have lost their teeth. This is because, unlike other tooth replacement methods, implants replace the root as well as the crown. Traditional dentures give the appearance of a full set of teeth, but they don’t restore full biting and chewing function. As anyone with dentures can attest, a lifetime of soft food awaits.
Long-time denture wearers may also find that their face begins to sag, and they develop a long chinned, pointy look, as the jawbone deteriorates. This can make someone look old before their time.
Dental implants provide such a strong foundation for replacement teeth that more than one tooth can be supported by a single implant. In fact, a whole set of dentures can be stabilised on as few as 6-8 dental implants.
Dental implants in Birmingham are giving denture-wearers a new lease of life and helping to keep the body strong and healthy.