See how Canterbury residents are taking advantage of the latest teeth implants….
Having written about children’s oral health in our previous blog, it seems only fair to take a look at a treatment that can be hugely beneficial for the older generation. As we now generally live to an older age, we find that we also want to remain active for as long as possible.
Whilst we do have to accept some limitations on our abilities as we get older, it doesn’t mean that we should have to put up with things which can cause us problems when we don’t have to.
One example of this is that many older people do lose their teeth, or at least some of them. There are many reasons why this might happen including poor oral care and other age related issues such as reduced saliva flow which can increase the risk of gum disease and potentially lead to tooth loss.
Losing a number of teeth means that many will resort to dentures. These have improved over time but some people do still find them restrictive and even uncomfortable as they may have a tendency to move around in the mouth, rubbing against the gums. If your dentures are unstable, you are also likely to resign yourself to not eating some of the foods that you really like, replacing them with softer and easier to eat foods.
It doesn’t have to be this way and a tooth implant placement at Bradley and Partners Dental & Implant Clinic can revolutionise your later years.
What are dental implants?
Very briefly, as these have been covered more extensively in other blogs, they are a replacement tooth that consists not only of the crown, but also an artificial tooth root (it is actually this part that is the dental implant). The use of a replacement tooth root means that, once placed and integrated with the jaw, they remain strong and stable in the mouth for a very long time.
Can older patients have them?
Absolutely. In fact, anyone whose face has developed sufficiently can have a dental implant placed. There are certain conditions that have to be met though, otherwise a prior procedure might be needed before the treatment can begin.