Just because you have lost a tooth or two, or maybe more than a few, it does not mean that you have to sink into old age on a soft food diet and start to go all pointy-chinned and sunken-faced.
This may have been the fate of your parents and grandparents, but things have changed dramatically in the last couple of decades and now it is possible to get replacement teeth that do everything your natural teeth could do. Not only that but these teeth will never decay, and will stay put for the rest of your life, with a bit of discipline round your dental hygiene routine.
At Glenholme Dental, we love seeing how dental implants in Basingstoke are keeping people with lost teeth looking great and eating a wide range of wholesome nutritious foods so that they can stay healthier longer.
The benefits of dental implants
Dental implants in Basingstoke have one huge advantage over dentures and fixed bridges, and that is that they replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. This gives the restored teeth an amazingly firm and secure anchor in the jaw, so that you can keep on chewing just as you always did. If you are a man, this means that your chew will be as much as 200lbs, or 97kg, in force; it will be a bit less if you are a woman. This is how hard you need to be able to chew to eat raw vegetables and steaks and, dare we say it, toffees. You need to be able to grind away to break down the cell walls of your food to release the nutrients within. The digestive system only has one place for this part of processing food and that is in your mouth. If you swallow chunks of food, there is nowhere else farther along your gut where it will get broken down sufficiently.
In Basingstoke, dental implants also provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to keep renewing itself to remain strong and healthy, keeping the face looking more youthful.
Why not come and see how dental implants can help you get more out of life?