Dental Implants

Benefits Of Dental Implants
If you’re considering dental implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth, it is normal that you may have some questions. Are they the only solution for you? Are dental implants affordable? Are you an appropriate candidate? Will your dental implants appear natural?

To assist in answering these questions and provide you with more information, we’ve collected a list of what we think are the top ten benefits of dental implants:

Dental implants look like your own teeth
Once a dental implant is fitted with its false tooth, the result looks as though it was your own. The prosthetic tooth sits flush to the gum line, that is why no-one will be able to spot which are your real teeth and which are restorations.

Dental implants perform like a natural tooth
One of the best benefits of dental implants is that they perform like natural teeth, providing a strength and service that is unmatched by other restorations. Because the dental implant itself is anchored soundly in your jaw bone, much like a natural root, it gives the false tooth stability.

Dental implants can reduce bone reduction
One of the issues of losing a tooth is that you also begin to lose bone mass in the neighbourhood of the missing tooth site. This is because there isn’t a root there to encourage the ossification/strengthening of the bone. By placing a dental implant in your jaw bone, it stimulates new bone growth through a process known as osseointegration. This can assist in preventing future bone loss.

Dental implants assist your facial structure
It is bone loss that can give people with missing teeth a sunken, ageing appearance around the mouth that goes on to affect the structure of the entire face. By helping to keep your jaw bones strong, dental implants can help to preserve your facial structure.

Dental implants are long-lasting
Just like your natural teeth, with the proper care, dental implants have the potential to last a for the rest of your life.

Dental implants are less expensive than you think
Consider the life-time costs of dental implants compared to the costs of other repairs that may need to be replaced on a regular basis(fillings), then they can be surprisingly cost effective. Once your mouth is orally fit and your implants have bedded into place, we can help you concentrate on preventing any future problems.

Dental implants won’t limit what you eat
One of the biggest bug bares related to tooth loss or wearing dentures is that people have to modify what they eat because their bite is either less effective or because the dentures don’t stay in place well enough to make it possible to consume, for example, apples or steak.

Once dental implants have established themselves, the majority are able to eat and drink as normal.

Dental implants laugh and talk, with confidence
The loss of teeth and/or wearing dentures can often impact on someone’s confidence. The loss of teeth can affect how/if you smile, whereas denture wearers sometimes comment that they are concerned about their dentures moving when they’re talking or laughing. With dental implants or implant-retained dentures, they are held in place by your jaw bone and will not move so you can go about your daily routine comfortable in your smile.

Dental implants are easy to care for
Dental implants are easy to look after in that they should be cared for as you would your natural teeth, i.e. brushing and flossing at least twice a day, routine dental check-ups and regular hygienist appointments. Most people think that, because their implants are not a natural product, they don’t need to be cleaned but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Like natural teeth, dental implants can still attract plague and tartar, gum disease and infections without the right care.

Dental implants offer predictable outcomes
The success of a dental implant is dependent on its position in your mouth and the amount of jaw bone you have in place to support it. Factors such as smoking can also influence whether an implant eventually succeeds or fails.

In conclusion, dental implants have a success rate of approximately 98%, meaning that they are highly reliable and are ideal for most folks.

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