If you’re seeking advice from a Didsbury dentist or Alderley Edge dental practice about dental implants Manchester then you’re probably aware about how well they can replace missing teeth. What you might not know however, is that aside from restoring your smile and your dental health, they can actually improve your overall health too. Let’s take a closer look.
Improved chewing function
Often when people are missing teeth or wear full or partial dentures they’ll have limited chewing capabilities. Because of this, they find themselves avoiding certain foods in favour of foods which are more easily digestible. These aren’t always the healthiest foods. Conversely because dental implants are anchored permanently into the jaw, patients will benefit from a fully restored chewing function. Ultimately this means that wearers can eat a wide range of foods that not only fulfil their dietary requirements but are seriously healthy too.
But there’s more!
Because dental Implants in Manchester offer improved mastication it means that foods will have the necessary nutrients extracted out of them when digested, so the body gets the maximum goodness. On the contrary, foods which haven’t been chewed properly become more difficult to break down in the gut. This can cause stomach problems such as abdominal pain and bloating, as well as vomiting, diarrhoea, and even deficiency diseases such as dry flaky skin, decreased night vision, and a reduced calcium absorption.
If you ask a Didsbury dentist what one of the most surprising benefits of dental implants would be, then chances are that they would say an improved overall sense of well-being. Let’s put it this way… when a patient has missing teeth or needs to wear long-term dentures, social situations can become awkward. Most people see good teeth as a sign of attractiveness and for this reason no one wants to be identified as having a less than perfect smile. As a result many people who feel embarrassed about their smile will often turn down social engagements or withdraw from them altogether. This can lead to a distinct lack of confidence and even a lower-self esteem.
On the contrary dental implants not only replace missing teeth but they’re incredibly lifelike too. An Alderley Edge dental practice for example will colour match and shape implant crowns to blend in effortlessly with the rest of your teeth. The results are a seamless, great looking smile. Because of this many implant wearers feel their confidence has been restored and their self esteem is given a massive boost, allowing them to once again do things that they haven’t been able, or chosen to do for a long while.
Finally, let’s not forget that dental implants in Manchester can bring about a more youthful look. When teeth are missing a natural process known as bone absorption takes place. This occurs when the bone tissue that once supported the tooth root is no longer stimulated. When this happens the bone tissue withers and the jaw bone starts to thin, initiating an older appearance. At the same time the skin that was once tight around the face starts to relax, creating those tell-tale wrinkles. Unfortunately while conventional dentures can give the impression of a fuller face, they can’t stop the bone loss process.
On the contrary, because implants are anchored straight into the jaw line the titanium implant fuses with the bone tissue and re-stimulates it, halting the bone loss process altogether. So as well as an attractive smile, implants give the impression of a more youthful appearance.
So there you have it. Dental implants Manchester offer a lot more than just a missing tooth replacement. If you’re looking for more information from a Didsbury dentist or an Alderley Edge dental practice about how implants can help you then contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics to book a consultation. Call on 0161 486 0743 today and start the ball rolling towards restoring your great looking smile.