Tooth loss can be devastating to so many areas of your life. Most obviously, of course, it affects your body image and mental wellbeing. Depending on how many teeth are missing, it can also further affect your dental health, and can make it difficult to eat anything but a soft-food diet. Several missing teeth can also change your speech.
There’s only one permanent way to replace missing teeth, and that is with dental implants. Dublin 18 dental practice offers implant-based treatment to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, giving you back a smile that is both aesthetically appealing and functional.
When teeth are missing, you may find yourself starting to turn down social invitations. If decayed, failing teeth or loose-fitting dentures make it difficult, even painful to eat, a meal with friends or a coffee and cake with your children is no longer an enjoyable treat, but often an embarrassing burden. Particularly for the over-75s, this can contribute to social isolation and loneliness, which can impact upon both mental and physical health.
People who struggle with a lack of teeth or with poorly-performing dentures can even be at risk of malnutrition, as they could be turned off the concept of food altogether. With dental implants, these problems can be solved, and solved permanently, enabling you to get your life back on track.
Dental implants are one of modern dentistry’s most exciting innovations. They are small titanium screws or posts that enable your dentist to replace the roots of missing teeth. As well as keeping your new teeth in your mouth securely, they also address the problem of bone loss.
The functionality of implants is unrivalled – it’s almost exactly the same as having a second chance at a jaw full of natural teeth. Not only will you be able to enjoy going out with your family and friends for dinner once more, but you will also be able to order a juicy steak if the mood takes you, safe in the knowledge that your teeth won’t stop you enjoying your treat.