Replacing knocked out teeth

Dental ImplantsWhen people get their teeth knocked out, in say, a sporting accident, the advice is to get to an emergency dentist within an hour. In this time frame, and if the tooth is undamaged, there is a good chance that the dentist can put it back and it will re-anchor into the socket. But, what happens when the tooth is too damaged, the patient can’t get to the dentist in time, or the tooth doesn’t take? These days, in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants have many benefits for the injured sportsperson.

Sports injuries affect people of all ages, but when people lose teeth in their 20s or 30s, they are looking at several decades with gaps and naturally want to find a solution that will last a lifetime and give them full functionality. This is where in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants come into their own. They are available from various dentists, including the Dental Care Partnership.

The perks

The benefits of dental implants derive from the fact that they replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. Having an entire tooth restoration means that the tooth is well anchored into the jawbone. This is not the case with the alternative methods of restoration – dentures and fixed bridges. When the restoration is anchored into the jawbone, the tooth remains stable and secure, even when the multidirectional forces of chewing are in action. Dental implants can withstand the forces of even the strongest adult male chew, at about 97kg or 200lbs, whereas dentures only offer about a quarter of the force.

Freedom to bite and chew offers freedom to eat a wide variety of foods and keep well-nourished. Missing teeth and dentures both reduce eating choice to mainly soft food, cutting out important raw vegetables, nuts and fruit choices, making it harder to keep well-nourished.

Dental implants in Sutton Coldfield also help maintain a strong, healthy jawbone. Without something in the jawbone to stimulate cell renewal, the bone actively starts to resorb, melting away in both thickness and height. This is how people develop a collapsed, pointy chinned look associated with old age.