There may well come a time when your teeth are failing and you need to consider what you’re going to do about it. There are conventional treatments such as dentures and bridges and then again, there’s also dental implants in Glasgow, which are without doubt the best option to natural teeth that there is. The reason being that they replace the entire tooth structure and are embedded into the jaw to become a permanent fixture. You could of course do nothing, especially if you’re only missing one or two teeth and they’re towards the back of your jaw and can’t be seen.
However missing teeth isn’t just about aesthetics and, if the problem isn’t addressed and the teeth replaced, it can lead to many more dental and health problems. Missing teeth can affect your bite, cause teeth to become misaligned, and lead to jaw problems.
If you’re not convinced then there’s some more reasons to consider dental implants in Glasgow:
- Broken teeth – Broken teeth need removing since not only are they likely to cause you pain but they’re unable to work properly with your other teeth which means that undue pressure is put on neighbouring teeth as they struggle to compensate for the damaged tooth. However, a gap left by removing the tooth can cause the adjacent teeth to shift as they try to fill the space. Teeth support each other and once a tooth is removed it can cause others to loosen and eventually fall out. The solution is for your dentist in Glasgow to replace the tooth with a dental implant.
- Decayed teeth – Teeth which are rotten or infected can be harmful for your mouth. Apart from the fact that they’re playing little part in biting or chewing any infection can spread to other areas of the mouth. A dental implant when used to replace a badly decayed tooth will restore oral health and rid the mouth of any unpleasant odours.
- Bone loss – When teeth are missing it’s natural for bone loss to occur since like a muscle that isn’t being used, it slowly starts to wither away. This can alter the shape of your jaw and give a person sunken cheeks, which can age them prematurely. Dental implants support the lips and mouth and give the face a more rounded and softer appearance, making a person look younger. In addition, since implants are placed into the jaw and function like tooth roots, they put a halt to further bone loss and actually regenerate new growth.
Dental implants in Glasgow are extremely versatile and can be used to support a single dental crown, bridge, and even dentures, so no matter how many teeth need replacing there’s sure to be a solution to your dilemma.
If you’d like to know more about how dental implants could help you then why not book a free no obligation with Dr. Colin Gardner at Botanics Dental Care. He can address your concerns and answer any questions. Call today on 0141 334 3408 or book online at www.botanicsdentalcare.co.uk. We look forward to meeting you.