Healthy, strong and durable teeth are known to improve the quality of life significantly. Even more so, maintaining your dental health is paramount in protecting yourself from a wide variety of health conditions, some of which can be deadly. This is why we, at Bloor Dental Clinic, promote the importance of not only adopting better oral hygiene but also going for regular dental consultations to spot any potential dental problems promptly.
With regards to restoring oral health, dental implants in Toronto are among the most effective treatments to complete your smile. From one point of view, dental implants are the last resort, when everything else has already failed. Good oral hygiene is recommended to prevent long-term dental issues, but just because it’s recommended doesn’t mean people follow the guidelines.
In 2017, statistics showed that the percentage of American adults between the ages of 50 and 64 with excellent oral health was 41%. Another 31% were classified as good, while 28% were marked as poor and the latter makes for quite a large chunk of the population. But worldwide, the situation is even more drastic. The World Health Organization stated that in 2010, untreated cavities affected over 2.4 billion people and an additional 621 million children.
And this data only shows the impact of cavities. There are a myriad of other health problems that may occur as a result of poor dental hygiene.
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants in Toronto come with multiple benefits, usually for a lifetime. The implants themselves are made out of titanium and, when combined with an extensive and regular oral hygiene, they can last for 30 or 40 years or even more. And dental implants are essential for some reasons:
1. Allow for better digestion
Lacking teeth means not being able to chew food as efficiently as before. As a result, the patient will instinctively avoid certain foods, which are harder to chew and, as a consequence, harder to digest. Along with tooth loss, especially multiple teeth over a more significant period, come drastic dietary changes as well.
2. Prevent teeth migration
This effect will take place whenever a tooth or multiple teeth are lost. The other neighboring teeth will begin to change position, sometimes causing jaw or joint pain, facial muscle discomfort and even headaches.
3. Prevent psychosocial side-effects
When several teeth are lost, the facial muscles will adapt to the new environment. As the patient will continue to chew food on the side with missing teeth, the mandibular bone will become blunter and thinner, causing the facial muscles to drop and instilling an older appearance. This will cause people to become embarrassed with their looks, smile less often and become more introverted.
As you can see, dental implants in Toronto are not solely about the physical benefits, but about the psychological ones too. This is why it can be said that we, at Bloor Dental Clinic, are not only interested in making people healthier, but in making them happier and more satisfied with themselves as well.Dental Implants Toronto
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