A strong and healthy set of teeth will not only help you chew your food properly, but will also help you avoid oral health issues in the long run. Healthy teeth and gums give you the ability to speak clearly and smile confidently. But your teeth may fail at some point in your life due to a number of reasons: age, trauma, poor nutrition, and unhealthy habits are the most common. Even if you have more than one missing or badly decayed tooth, you should not worry because dental implants will strengthen your jawbone and improve your quality of life considerably.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have suffered limited or extensive tooth loss. Unlike conventional bridges and dentures, dental implants become an indispensable part of the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that feel, look and function just like regular teeth.
How dental implants in Harley Street help your jawbone
Losing a tooth is not only about aesthetics. It can also affect your whole mouth over time. In addition to the visible gaps between your teeth, an empty space in your jaw will be created. This is where the root of your missing tooth was once anchored in place.
The roots of your teeth and your jaw have an equally favourable relationship. Your jawbone, like the rest of the bones in your body, goes through a process called remodelling. As older bone tissue is detached, newer tissue replaces it to keep your jawbone strong and healthy. This process is encouraged by the roots of your teeth. When you bite, the roots of your teeth press into the jawbone and this pressure creates stimulation. This stimulation encourages the growth of new bone tissue.
Dental implants are fixed directly into your jawbone because they are replacements for the roots of your missing teeth. Like your original roots, dental implants stimulate your jawbone to encourage new tissue growth.
As a result, your jawbone will fuse to the dental implants.
To learn more about tooth loss and dental implants in Harley Street, contact us today.