A trip to the dentist will always evoke nervousness, anxiety and fear. Dentistry is not just about keeping your teeth clean or fixing dentures for you. Technology has taken this field by storm and many new procedures are being evolved.
A visit to a clinic will tell you that dental implants are different from just dentures. While dentures are sets of false teeth that are used by people who have some or all teeth missing, dental implants are fixed in specific gaps made by missing teeth. Dentures are supposed to be removed and cleaned regularly. On the other hand, dental implants are fixed by dentists permanently.
A titanium rod is inserted into the jaw bone. Over a period of three to four months, the rod gets fixed in the bone as the bone tissue grows around the rod. Once the rod is firmly fixed, the dentist fits a fake crown on the top. This leaves you with a real looking tooth. These are stronger than ordinary dentures and you can eat whatever you like without any restraints. While dentures may not retain the same fit and comfort after a couple of years due to receding jaw bone tissue, this does not hold true for dental implants. Dental implants require minimum maintenance. So if you've just lost a tooth, rush to the nearest dental implants Manchester dental clinic.
Any dental procedure done with the intent of improving appearance is a form of cosmetic dentistry. Procedures may be related to teeth or gums and help making a person's smile more beautiful or may also help aligning teeth so that food can be chewed better. If your child has irregular shaped or protruding teeth, a visit to any cosmetic dentistry Birmingham clinic will be worthwhile. You can interact with the dentists and tell them the problem. They will demonstrate how teeth can be painlessly aligned and will also tell you about the benefits involved.
Take a look at the Shelton Dental Centre website for more information on how dentistry has evolved and the various procedures they carry out.