A Long-Term Investment for Health and Beauty

It’s interesting to see how people choose to spend their money. Some spend a fortune on their houses, redecorating every few years, even replacing entire kitchens and bathrooms because they are no longer up to the minute fashion-wise. The same goes for hair and clothes, but not necessarily teeth. And yet, having a great smile has important benefits for the psyche. Teeth that function well play an important part in diet, and therefore health. The health and beauty benefits of dental implants in Watford explain why this kind of restoration is worth the investment.

There is no getting away from the fact that having dental implants in Watford is a big investment, especially if you are young and have other commitments. However, talking to a good dentist, like those at Cassiobury Dental Practice, helps people get the full picture on what they can do.

The benefits

One great plus with dental implants in Watford is that if they are well looked after, they can last a lifetime. Compare this with dentures or fixed bridges, which have to be replaced every 5–8 years. It’s easy to see how the initial outlay on implants can save money in the long run. Along with the money side of things come other important benefits:

  • The freedom to eat a wide variety of foods;
  • Simple care routines similar to cleaning natural teeth;
  • A 98% success rate, therefore very low risk of failure;
  • Maintenance of a strong and healthy jawbone;
  • No interference with speech;
  • Implants are indistinguishable from surrounding teeth.

Many of these important benefits derive from the fact that dental implants are fixed into the jawbone, replacing the tooth root as well as the crown. Dentures and bridges only replace the crown. With no root in it, the jawbone quickly dissolves itself, and remaining teeth can tip into the gap. Although traditional tooth restorations can prevent teeth from moving, they cannot stop the jawbone losing integrity. This is what causes that sunken look associated with old age. The titanium that implants are made from stops this from happening. This is because titanium, a lightweight metal, stimulates bone to grew new tissue and blood vessels and the two become one in a process known as osseointegration.