Teeth are physical attributes people focus on, mainly because of the impressions behind them. The better a person’s teeth are, the more attractive they will be to prospective employers and to the opposite sex. In addition, those with good teeth are perceived as more confident and successful.
It is for those reasons that people find it inconceivable to suffer teeth gaps, decay and other signs of poor oral health. That is why in Glasgow, dental implants are highly sought-after among people with various oral problems.
More than ‘filling the blanks’
Dentists use dental implants to substitute natural teeth post-extraction. However, these dental appliances do more than fill gaps in the teeth. These cause a domino effect that may solve various oral problems.
People with a complete set of teeth can brush and floss properly, reducing the risk of oral problems. Furthermore, they can speak and chew well since the teeth allow them to bite and chew food and pronounce words normally.
On the other hand, those who lose teeth and lack artificial substitutes to fill the gaps may be in for more oral problems.
Effects of Teeth Gaps
Gaps in the teeth may trap more food particles, raising the chances of getting dental caries. The blanks will cause difficulties in conducting proper oral hygiene and increase the risk of decay further. The trapped bacteria may infect the gums and cause periodontitis as well.
Decay and gum disease, combined with poor oral maintenance, will cause people to be even more vulnerable to teeth loss. The cycle of these oral problems continues the more teeth they lose.
Facial distortions occur as people lose more teeth. Without teeth to keep facial muscles and bones in position, the face will start to collapse, leading to premature aging.
Teeth are a vital component for proper speech and digestion as well. With fewer or no teeth, people will have a hard time speaking and chewing food. This may create confidence issues and digestion problems.
These consequences highlight the importance of having a complete set, regardless of whether it is natural or artificial. From poor oral health to lifestyle challenges, the consequences of teeth gaps are undeniable. With dental implants, however, people may reduce or avoid these problems entirely.