If you have just lost a tooth or two, you are probably wondering whether to spend a lot of money on dental implants, or to opt for something cheaper such as a fixed bridge, or partial denture.
It is true that bridges and dentures are both tried and tested ways to replace teeth. But are they the best option? At Dental Implants Hampshire, we have been placing dental implants in Hampshire for more than a decade, and have seen the difference having teeth that are firmly anchored in the jaw make to people’s lives.
Having dental implants in Hampshire has some major life benefits that revolve around two vital parts of being human — eating and socialising.
The more teeth we lose, the harder it becomes to bite into food and then chew it well enough for it to be well digested. Lose more teeth than just a few and you start having to exist on a soft food diet. Soft food is usually cooked and lacks the fibre we all need to be able to have a well-functioning digestive system. When we can’t eat crunchy, raw things and chewy or bitty foods (such as meats and nuts), we are cutting out some important ways of getting the nutrients we need. So, we can easily become malnourished, leading to all sorts of health problems.
Eating is also a fundamental pleasure, and being denied foods we love can seriously affect our mental well-being. How many people have not been able to bite into a crunchy apple for decades?
Human beings are social creatures. We need to be able to relax in company. If you have gaps in your teeth, especially at the front, or have false teeth that wobble around, you can become so self-conscious that you don’t go out, or daren’t speak or laugh as spontaneously as you once did, for fear of making a fool of yourself. This is not a good way to be. It can lead to isolation and depression.
In Hampshire, dental implants help you avoid all of the above issues. Why not book an appointment to find out more?