"My problem? Periodontitis. The year before last I only had three of my original top teeth. The solution? Three artificial tooth roots on each side of the upper jaw which would support a rigid twelve-tooth bridge…"
Sarah B., 57, Tax Advisor
AN AESTHETIC SOLUTION
Function and visual appearance go hand in hand: dental implants were developed to offer reliable stability.
Implants transmit chewing forces to the jaw bones, which helps to maintain the bone. If there is no implant, as with conventional bridges or partial prostheses, the bone may slowly recede and the shape of the face may change over time.
MORE TO ENJOY
The dental plates often required with conventional dentures may cause pressure points and other inconveniences. With dental implant therapy, such dental plates are not necessary. Therefore, patients may experience more comfort when talking, smiling and eating. A North American survey has highlighted the advantages of implants and proven the theory that “those who kiss enjoy life more.” People who have bad or missing teeth kiss others less often and are in turn kissed less than those with good teeth. Surveys conducted by the McGill University in Canada with support from a leading dental implants manufacturer have shown that unease during kissing is considerably reduced if prostheses are anchored in place by implants.
With a conventional bridge, the healthy neighbouring teeth to the right and left of the missing tooth have to be ground down to support the bridge. When using an implant to close the gap, the neighbouring teeth are not affected and the natural tooth surface remains intact.
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"False teeth at age 55? Impossible for me to imagine. For a long time, I’d had a bridge in my upper jaw which was slowly falling apart because more and more teeth were coming loose. The dentist suggested a plate-free removable prosthesis which would be fixed to 4 implants…"
Robert S., 55, Businessman