MAYBE perspective changes as we get older, but doesn’t it seem that we’re all really getting younger! Fifty is the new 40, life surely begins at 60, and you only have to look at those in their 70’s and even 80’s living it up on the Costas to know that age is no barrier to having fun.
But while we may all be getting younger at heart, parts of us don’t seem to have got the message that age is just a number.
One of those parts is our teeth.
Few of us even make it to middle age with all our teeth intact. Luckily, while we’ve all been busy getting younger, dental surgeons have been inventing some clever techniques to help our mouths keep up with us.
The one dental treatment having the most impact is implants. Implants give us a new ‘bionic’ tooth root that can remain permanently in the gum, where it fuses with bone, to support a replacement tooth.
Implants can be used for a single tooth, or a number of teeth in a bridge structure. They look and feel exactly like natural teeth, and you don’t have to take them out at night.
They also help prevent bone loss, keeping other teeth more secure. But what’s it like having an implant? To find out, we asked one implant patient about his experience.
Andy, 50, a self-confessed dentist- phobe, had implants at Medcare in Benijofar. He told us: “I really do not like visiting the dentist, so when Tim (the Medcare dentist) suggested an upper dental implant, based on my fear, I said that I would think it over and it took several discussions with Tim and Daniel the implant specialist, before I decided to go ahead. My biggest fear was pain.
“I explained this to Tim and his response managing the pain was fantastic. Tim was at all the appointments, even when it was Daniel who was doing the work. He always took the time to explain things. I always knew what was going on and felt reassured throughout. I am very happy with the outcome and would recommend implants at Medcare to others.”
If you want your teeth to be as young as you are, book a free consultation at Medcare to find out if implants are right for you.
Call 966 860 258 or email [email protected] For details of all Medcare’s medical, dental and aesthetic services, visit www.medcarespain.com
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