When you find yourself with a gap in your smile, it can be hard to swallow. Do you try and embrace the gap, and accept that there are some tough chewy foods you’ll just have to say no to? Do you consider your options, such as dentures? All you really want is to re-wind time and do your best to stop your tooth/ teeth from falling out in the first place.
We at Blue Sky Dentistry are here to help. Unfortunately, we still haven’t learnt how to turn back time. What we can suggest, is going for dental implants in Belfast. Dental implants are known for their long-term benefits, which stem from the fact that they closely mimic the natural tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants in Belfast?
First and foremost, dental implants significantly improve the look of your smile. This is what often most appeals to people about going for treatment. People will be able to smile freely and confidently with a mouthful of teeth.
Besides this, the teeth are meant to work as a team, and each one exists for a reason. When they are restored, they will function better as a set, allowing you to chew and digest foods properly, as well as making the teeth easier to clean and floss from day to day.
Though it doesn’t feel like it, our teeth can constantly change. If a gap is left for too long, the surrounding teeth are at risk of moving into the space. This can cause long term problems of misalignment, which will become more expensive and a bigger mission to fix.
Furthermore, the gap itself can cause a ‘sunken look’ in the jaw, so restored teeth will help prevent this as well as give you back your toothy grin.
Why dental implants?
One of the benefits of dental implants over alternatives such as dentures is that they feel much like the natural teeth, and therefore don’t cause any unusual sensations. Dentures can sometimes be uncomfortable in the mouth if they don’t fit properly or are worn for long periods of time. Dentures can also sometimes affect your speech. Dental implants don’t rely on the surrounding teeth to support the new teeth.