Could lockdown savings provide the opportunity to have arguably the best tooth replacement option available?
2020 was a tough time for most of us and we are all hoping that this year will prove to be a better one and there are cautiously optimistic signs of that. Even though we may have struggled during the various lockdowns and restrictions though, they may, for some of you, have presented opportunities as well.
Although it may have been frustrating and isolating, those of you who have been working from home and whose business was not significantly affected by the pandemic may have found that whilst your income stayed the same, your spending opportunities declined to the point where you have started to build up a level of savings.
No doubt, there are many things competing for any money that has been saved but if you are a denture wearer or have a gap in your teeth that you haven’t done anything about yet, this could be the perfect opportunity for our Ipswich patients to have teeth implants at Foxhall Dental Practice.
Why dental implants rather than dentures?
Some might argue that dentures work perfectly well when it comes to replacing a missing tooth, and if that is the case for you, then that is fine. There are benefits to having dentures; probably the main one being that they often require no invasive surgery to have them. For many wearers though, and especially those who have had them a while, dentures can prove to be inconvenient and sometimes uncomfortable and unstable.
The reality is that dentures do not replace the missing root of the tooth and whilst this part may not be visible, it does play an important role. If you lose the root of a tooth, the supporting bone structure is no longer needed and will gradually be reabsorbed by the body for use elsewhere. This in turn will cause minor changes in the shape of your face (and possibly more significant ones in the case of multiple tooth loss). As your face changes shape, your dentures will no longer fit as securely as they did before. This can cause them to rub against the gums, causing discomfort and may also move around in the mouth a little, sometimes creating speech issues.
Even in the best situation, dentures are fiddly and a little messy to clean as they have to be removed at night for cleaning; something that doesn’t apply to implants.