Tooth implants are the bee’s knees.
Dental implants continue to be the preferred option to dentures. It’s easy to see why.
We attended a local soccer match recently and were present when quite a serious accident took place in the field of play. Two players rose to contest a ball in the area, and there seemed to be a clash of heads.
One of the players dropped to the ground immediately and seemed to have lost sonsciousness for about a minute or two. The other player remained upright, but had obviously taken a sever blow to his mouth and there was a very serious amount of blood being lost. It was also obvious that he has lost a couple of front teeth.
An ambulance was on the scene within minutes and both players were whisked off to hospital, and we hope that both have made a full recovery from their experience.
For the unconscious player, the chances are that he would have been observed overnight for signs of consussion, but would have been released from hospital the next day.
For the young man who’d lost some teeth, however, he was probably looking at a choice between dentures or tooth implants (also known as dental implants).
Each have their benefits, of course, but the more contemporary choice these days tends to be tooth implants. For starters, they’re significantly more comfortable than dentures, as they don't move around in the mouth. This means that they also offer a greater level of social confidence, as there’s no potential embarrassment from artifical teeth slipping at the most inopportune moments.
Another benefit of implants is that they don't need any special form of care. You simply brush and floss your teeth as normal – so there’s no having to take those dentures out at night for cleaning.
Implants are also very robust. An artifical tooth is fixed onto a very thin stake that’s implanted into the jawbone. It’s fixed in palce with a special form of dental cement, which forms a very permanent bond once it’s set. After a day or two, you can bite into an apple or chew on a steak without wondering if your implant will be up to the task.
Are they very expensive?
You might be inclined to think that such a successful form of tooth replacement might cost a small fortune. The opposite is the case, however. The cost of dental implants has never been lower, as the process has become a lot more streamlined.
And here at MyDental, you have the added advantage of being able to spread the cost over a number of months with our 0% Dental Finance Plan. You can opt for three months, six months or nine months, so there’s no need to shell out all at once for your implant treatment.
When you visit a dental hygienist, you will notice that the implants are cared for in a slightly different way to your normal teeth. If you'd like to know a little bit more about this, here's a very helpful article from the Dear Doctor website - http://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-21/dental-implant-maintenance/