Dental implants provide both the same functionality and appearance as a natural tooth, and are by far the most natural replacement for any missing teeth
The implant process is fairly simple, and the first step involves your cosmetic dentist surgically attaching a small titanium screw in to your jawbone. Over the course of a couple of weeks the screw will fuse with the jawbone and provide a stable and robust artificial root. This process is called osseo-integration.
Depending on how many teeth you may be missing a crown, bridge or denture will then be affixed to the root. The result is the closest thing you’ll find to your natural tooth. Implants, when properly fitted and maintained, will typically last well over 25 years.
You can see the implant process in the below video.
Outline of the procedure based on the Glasgow Smile Clinic dental implants page.
Video via Dental FX
Davies and Associates are one of the leading providers of dental implants in Harley Street, London. Here they discuss the benefits of dental implants.
Dental health is a very important aspect of your overall health. When you have missing or damaged teeth, what are your options? You may feel less confident in your smile, or just be wary of your dental health. One great option is dental implants. What makes them better than other options? Read on to find out!
Benefits of Dental Implants over Other Treatments
1. A great alternative to natural teeth- Dental implants have a very similar look and feel to natural teeth—in fact you won’t feel a difference. They are strong, and work just as well as natural teeth, that won’t lead to further complications such as increased deterioration and an uncomfortable feel in your mouth.
2. Long lasting- implants are essentially a permanent fix-when properly cared for, they can last a lifetime. Other treatment options only last about a decade, and that’s with proper care and placement. Implants are a natural, long lasting choice for dental repairs.
3. Keep your natural look- missing teeth can make a very unnatural look to your face, and even cause facial sagging. Get back your confidence and your face’s natural look by having dental implants.
4. Protect your existing bones- keeping spaces in your mouth after losing teeth can lead to further health problems in your mouth, including existing bone deterioration. By getting dental implants, you protect the future of your dental health. Your jawbone is at risk when you leave these gaps from tooth loss or decay. Implants promote jawbone strength and growth.
5. Avoid dentures- by having dental implants, you avoid having to resort to dentures. Keep your teeth in your mouth! You get to live with all natural looking and feeling teeth with dental implants.
6. No future dental problems- cavities cannot form in dental implants—saving you time and energy that you don’t have to spend at the dentist. However, it is important to visit your dentist regularly for checkups on your implants, and for regular cleanings.
Don’t feel defeated by your missing or decaying teeth—dental implants are a permanent fix that have the look and feel of natural teeth. Regain your smile and confidence with dental implants, and protect yourself from future dental problems. Dental implants are a sure way to live a life of confidence and continuous dental health—not only do the restore the natural look of your face, but protect the rest of your dental bones from deterioration.
Swimming outside can be a rejuvenating and soothing experience, and a way to reconnect with nature. Sometimes, what nature has created can be far superior to man made efforts, and some of these remarkable outdoor pools are testament to this.
First up is the Mexican cenote of Ik Kil. A cenote is a natural sinkhole that exposes groundwater. They certainly do make for a stunning natural setting, and Ik Kil is no different. It is completely circular, 26 metres below ground but still open to the sky with beautiful vines twining all the way down to the clear blue water which is reached by a rustic staircase carved into the rock. At over 60m in diameter and 40m in depth, make sure you can swim first though before you take the plunge!
Next are the gorgeous Kuang Si Falls in Laos, which offer the perfect escape from the Southeast Asian summer heat. Atop a steep hillside in a national park, they begin in shallow pools which lead on to a 60m cascading waterfall. The numerous enticing blue green pools are formed as the water flows down towards the falls, making for a truly mystical experience.
Perhaps Scotland with its temperamental and often distinctively chilly climate is not the most obvious choice for some outdoor swimming. However, the charmingly named Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle on the Isle of Skye may make you reconsider. Only accessible by foot, the Fairy Pools are a collection of magical little pools and gullies leading on to a waterfall that are well worth the effort.
Refreshingly cold, even in summer, they are an enchanting setting.The aptly but dramatically named Devil’s Pool in south east Africa, really is spectacular. Located at the very top of Victoria Falls, which is double the height of Niagara Falls at 108m, and classed as the largest waterfall in the world, the Devil’s Pool is a naturally occurring rock pool. Between the months of September and December, when the water is at a suitable level, the pool is safe enough for (adventurous/brave) people to swim in, mere inches from the deadly edge. Seemingly dicing with death in the Devil’s Pool makes for an unforgettable swim.
Exotic, exciting and incredible as these pools are, maybe they are not for everyone. For the less adventurous out there, luxury hotels with gyms, spas and of course swimming pools are perhaps a more suitable option. And at least in a hotel you don’t have to worry about freezing water, slimy fish and inclement weather!