When the words ‘cosmetic surgery’ are spoken, you could be forgiven for thinking of a person having their nose straightened, or undertaking injections to get rid of crow’s feet around the eyes. Naturally, you think of the cosmetic benefits of these procedures.
However, in dentistry, many cosmetic treatments also offer other benefits. Yes, they improve the appearance of your smile, but they can also resolve certain dental issues and even improve your overall health. For instance, porcelain veneers can instantly whiten your teeth, but can also eliminate sensitivity.
So, if you have gaps in your smile and are wondering if oral implants are the best way to resolve them, rest assured you that there is more than meets the eye when having oral implants fitted!
There are a myriad of benefits to having dental implants in Melbourne, so when trying to decide if they are the option for you, explore as many dental surgeries as you can to discuss the health benefits of implants with the onsite cosmetic dental team. They can offer you far more than a closed gap and can even resolve some interesting health issues too!
But what are the health benefits of having dental implants in Melbourne fitted? Read on to find out!
Improved oral health
When you have a gap in your smile, it can be a haven for bacteria and plaque to collect against the gum. After all, if there is no tooth there, why should you brush it?
Plaque can cause both tooth decay and gum disease and so, if you have any natural teeth in your mouth, the best way to protect them against these problems is with dental implants in Melbourne.
Closing the gaps, implants prevent bacteria accumulating on both the gum and teeth, reducing oral health problems.
We use our teeth to chew and, just like a machine, if there are bits missing, they cannot do this correctly.
So, when food reaches the stomach, it is not chewed properly and can lead to secondary issues like acid reflux and indigestion. Oral implants are as strong as regular teeth and so will help you break down that food and ease any pressure on your stomach.
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone recedes as it is no longer holding anything in place.
This can cause destabilisation of surrounding natural teeth, causing them to shift or fall out altogether! Implants promote bone regrowth, stabilising your teeth and improving facial symmetry.
Many of the most nutritious foods are hard to bite into; fruits, vegetables and crunchy bread. As oral implants improve your bite strength and do not come loose, you can chew on that juicy green apple to your heart’s content, improving your nutritional intake.
Improved oral hygiene
Dentures require a multi-step process to keep them clean. Implants require a regular brush, floss and rinse to keep them clean, meaning maintaining a high level of oral hygiene is easier. Also, don’t forget to attend your biannual check-ups!
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.