Benefits Of Dental Implants
If you’re thinking about dental implants as a substitute for a missing tooth or teeth, the chances are that you would have some questions. Are they the best option for you? Are dental implants expensive? Are you an appropriate candidate? Will your dental implants look like my own?
To assist in answering these questions and provide you with additional information, we’ve collated a list of what are the top ten reasons for having dental implants:
Dental implants look like your own teeth
Once a dental implant is fitted with its false tooth, the end result looks completely natural. The prosthetic tooth rests on the gum line, so no-one will be able to tell which are your real teeth and which are cosmetic.
Dental implants behave as though it was a natural tooth
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is that they perform like natural teeth, providing a strength and function that is unmatched by other restorations. Because the dental implant itself is anchored soundly in your jaw bone, similar to a natural root, it provides the false tooth with stability.
Dental implants can prevent bone reduction
One of the side effects of losing a tooth is that you also begin to lose bone mass in the neighbourhood of the missing tooth site. It is because there isn’t a root in place to encourage the ossification/strengthening of the bone. By putting a dental implant in your jaw bone, it encourages new bone to start to grow through a process named osseointegration. This can help to prevent bone loss in the future.
Dental implants help your facial structure
It is bone loss that can give people with missing teeth a gaunt, ageing look 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
If you look at the life-time costs of dental implants compared to the expense of other restorations 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 been successfully placed, 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 having dentures is that people have to change what they consume because their bite is either less effective or because the dentures are not rigid enough to make it possible to eat things like apples or steak.
When dental implants are stable, most people are able to eat and drink as normal.
Dental implants let you eat with confidence
Tooth loss and/or wearing dentures can have an effect on someone’s confidence. The loss of teeth can affect how you feel about smiling, 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 with complete confidence in your smile.
Dental implants are easy to care for
Dental implants are easy to to care for in that they require the same care as a natural tooth, 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 made from organic materials, 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 successor otherwise of a dental implant is dependent on its situation in your mouth and the amount of jaw support in place. Factors such as smoking can also influence whether an implant eventually succeeds or fails.
Overall, dental implants have a success rate of approximately 98%, meaning that they give predictable outcomes and are just the ticket for most folks.