Stability is the key to replacement teeth

Dental Health and Oral Care

Dental Health and Oral CareWhen it comes to having to replace lost teeth, there are 2 aspects that the replacement teeth must fulfil. They have to look like natural teeth, and they have to be able to stay still. Teeth do a lot of work. They have to bite into and remove chunks of food, and then they have to be able to chew it into a paste that can be swallowed and digested. If teeth can’t do either of these without wobbling around, or getting stuck in the food, then they sure as heck are not going to be able to stay still during talking, yawing and laughing. Teeth need to stay put, and unfortunately, many replacement teeth don’t. The only way to guarantee they will is to get teeth that are supported by dental implants in Ealing.

In Ealing, dental implants create this stability by being embedded into the jawbone. They are replacements for the roots of lost teeth and they have replacement crowns (the white chewing bits) attached to them. They are available from practices such as Ikon Dental Suite.

The average male chews using about 97kg or 200lbs of force. Anyone who has ever accidentally bitten their tongue or their cheek will remember how much force goes into a bite. Dentures only offer about 25% of this chewing force required to eat a wide and varied diet. This means that denture wearers often have to give up foods that are harder to chew because they are tough, or sticky. So, they have to kiss goodbye to biting into apples, eating steaks, roast potatoes or raw vegetables. This diet restricts nutrients as well as different foods, and can affect people’s overall health. This is why being able to chew is so important.

Stability is also required for being able to speak clearly. The tongue presses against the teeth to form certain sounds and when this isn’t possible, speech can become blurred. Also, having teeth wobble around or even fall out during talking or laughing is beyond embarrassing and the fear of it can stop people socialising and isolate them.

Dental implants in Ealing can solve all of these problems and give people replacement teeth that look and behave like real teeth.