As we age, it becomes ever more important to be able to absorb as many nutrients as possible. The body naturally starts becoming less and less able to produce important compounds from around the age of 30. You can see it most easily in your skin, where loss of production of collagen and elastin make it thinner and less bouncy.
Yes, you can take supplements but being able to eat nourishing food is vitally important for bodily health, and so often nourishing food needs chewing, a lot. We are constantly being urged to increase our intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, protein and complex carbs, all of which need a good chew if we are to be able to absorb the nutrients within them as they pass through our gut.
And guess what we need for chewing? Yes, we need teeth that stay in one place. And the only way to be sure of a good chew when you have lost teeth is to get them replaced with dental implants. In Harley Street, at Harley Street Dental Clinic, we can use dental implants to replace one, some or all of your teeth.
You need roots to chew
Chewing nourishing food requires teeth that are well anchored into the jawbone, so that they can withstand pressures of up to 97kg or 200lbs, the force of the average male chew.
Dentures can only offer about a quarter of this force and as time goes by after fitting, they tend to start sliding around in the mouth. Bridges require adjacent healthy teeth to be ground down to act as buttresses. In Harley Street, dental implants outperform both traditional tooth replacement methods by being integrated with the jawbone, just like natural tooth roots.
No foods are off the menu with dental implants. They also keep the jawbone strong and healthy by acting as the transmitters for tremors that tell the jawbone to keep renewing itself.
To find out more about how dental implants in Harley Street can help you, why not come in for a consultation? We’d love to help you get your mouth back to full functionality.