It’s strange the things that we notice! If someone has a missing finger, there’s every chance that it might go un-noticed for a large amount of the time. But when the missing element is a tooth, we seem to spot it every time we look at the individual in question.
Why is this? Well it's very simple. When we talk to someone, we tend to focus on two key elements of their face – the eyes and the mouth. Both of them represent a huge part of the body language that’s going on, which is more important than the actual words that are being spoken.
This beady focus on someone’s mouth will inevitably lead to us spot any unsightly gaps. And once you’ve spotted one, of course, it's impossible to ‘unsee’ it and your gaze tends to remain fixed on it - even to the point of rudeness!
Is there an alternative to dentures?
Very definitely. In the past, dentures were an obvious solution for a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. And to a large degree, they did a job. They were never 100% popular with their wearers, however. Somehow, they never looked 100% natural, and wearers often reported that they could move – or even fall out – causing great embarrassment.
Another downside was that wearers tended to avoid certain foods. It would be unlikely to see them grab an apple from the fruit bowl, for example.
Today, however, there’s a solution that is as true to the real thing as is humanly possible. Dental implants – also referred to sometimes as teeth implants – are a wonderful alternative to traditional dentures and have a range of benefits to recommend them.
- They have an authentic appearance, and your dentist will ensure that they match the colour and shape of the surrounding teeth.
- They are every bit as strong and durable as your existing teeth, so you can have complete and utter trust in them.
- They work wonders for the confidence of the wearer, as they restore a full, gleaming smile.
- They can be used to replace missing teeth in any part of your moth – top or bottom, back or front.
- Teeth implants prices are very reasonable – particularly if you avail of our 0% Dental Finance Plan, which lets you spread the cost over three, six or nine months.
What’s involved in having an implant fitted?
Some people mistakenly believe that an implant is so-called because a false tooth is implanted into the bone. This is incorrect, as such a solution would be unlikely to provide the robust level of performance that you demand from your teeth.
Instead, the implant is a form of stake that your dentist fixes into the bone. This gives him a solid foundation onto which he can affix a specially fabricated tooth. It’s a very solid and firm form of ‘construction’ – and one which should last you a lifetime if you take care of it properly.
I’ve seen cheap dental implants advertised abroad.
We know that people can sometimes be tempted to seek out cheap dental implants abroad. We’d urge you to be cautious, however. First of all, the quality can vary widely and after-sales service will prove difficult to access. Also, remember that you have to factor in all the costs of going abroad to get the treatment – from flights and accommodation to meals out etc.
There’s a harrowing article on the Irish dental Assocation’s website in this regard – you mihgt like to check it out before consdiering that trip abroad: http://www.dentist.ie/latest-news/the-dangers-of-dental-tourism-.6556.html