When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, many people assume that it is solely about aesthetics. After all, cosmetic surgery is about keeping faces looking youthful, so surely any kind of cosmetic procedure performed on the teeth is solely about keeping the teeth looking great.
While cosmetic dentistry is primarily about improving the aesthetics of the teeth, many types of cosmetic options also fall into the realm of restorative dentistry; procedures like veneers, crowns, and even oral implants improve the appearance of the teeth but also restore function. So, there has been a noted rise in people over the age of 50 seeking out cosmetic dental procedures to both improve their smile and to give them their bite back too!
If you are over the age of 50 and are fed up with your dentures wobbling or causing sores on your gums, there are many benefits to having dental implants in Melbourne, some of which will be explored in this article!
As already discussed, if you have worn dentures or even a bridge, chances are that you have experienced some unpleasant friction-related sores.
Even though dentures are fitted to your gum line, as we age, our gums recede, which can cause even the best-fitted dentures to come loose and rub; very unpleasant! When you choose to have dental implants in Melbourne, once the implants are secured and the prosthetic teeth are attached, there will be no rubbing or movement to cause ulcers on your gums.
It is easy to forget that teeth are the first step in the digestive system; when we lose teeth, it becomes harder to grind and chew food as needed to ensure proper digestion. Although dentures can help in this process, as previously mentioned, they can naturally loosen with time, making them unfit for purpose.
Implants restore the feeling of having real teeth, allowing you to bite, grind and chew all foods without any issues, leading to better absorption of nutrients.
Let’s face it; when you first put your dentures in, you probably went through a myriad of different adhesives to ensure they stayed in place throughout the day. Like most things in life, the more expensive denture adhesives were probably the best, but ended up hurting your bank balance.
With implants, there are no accessories required for them to function properly; just brush and floss as you would real teeth and attend biannual dental check-ups.
Provided you don’t drink excessive quantities of alcohol, you refrain from smoking and attend your dentist to check for issues like gum disease, implants can be one of the best investments you will ever make!
With proper maintenance through cleaning and a healthy lifestyle, implants can last up to 40 years!
Maturity should never equate to underconfidence!
Implants can allow you the freedom to laugh, talk, sing and eat whatever foods you want, without worrying about loose, rubbing or unnatural looking teeth. Once your new oral implants are fitted, your confidence will hopefully soar sky-high!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.