Tags – Benefits of Dental Implants

A dental implant is a replacement for missing teeth and mimics your natural tooth structure.

As a brief explanation, a titanium “root” is inserted into the gap, and it looks, feels and acts as real teeth would.

What’s great about implants is that you can either repair one single tooth, or a set of teeth, that have broken or decayed beyond repair.

Plus, if you feel uncomfortable about the idea of wearing dentures or a bridge, you may find that dental implants are the perfect solution for you to get back your winning smile and restore your confidence.

In the past, many patients who have insufficient bone or particular health conditions were not considered suitable for this treatment.

However, dental implant technology has evolved massively over time; advances in both diagnostics and bone reconstruction means that most patients can receive implants today.

If you’ve been considering getting dental implants and need more information, here’s a list of our top 5 benefits:


1. Look Natural

Once the dental implant has been fitted in with its prosthetic tooth, the results look completely natural.

Simply, the implant sits flush to the gum line, which means no one will be able to figure out which are your real teeth and which ones are implants.

Moreover, not only do they look natural but they function naturally too; they behave like normal teeth, providing strength and function that no other restoration can compete with.


2. Easy to Care For

As dental implants function as natural teeth, it makes them very easy to care for.

Essentially, they require the same care as natural teeth; brushing and flossing at least twice a day, regular checkups at the dentist as well as routine hygiene appointments.

Unfortunately, a lot of people think that just because their implants are not “real”, they don’t need to be cleaned, but this is just not the case.

Like natural teeth, dental implants will still attract plaque and tartar, which means there is still a risk of developing gum disease and other infections without proper care.


3. Prevents Bone Loss

Once you lose a tooth or several teeth, the jaw bone in those empty spaces begins to deteriorate because there is a lack of stimulation.

Basically, if no implant is fitted within the first year of losing a tooth, the bone in that area decreases by 25% and this continues to grow as time goes by.

In fact, even dentures can contribute to bone loss; as they can become loose, they then start to rub against the bony ridge and begin to wear it down.

However, because an implant replaces root as well as the tooth itself, and normal chewing motion is restored, it provides the stimulation needed for natural bone growth.

As a result, this helps to support your facial structure; people with missing teeth can often see a sunken, ageing appearance near the mouth area which then impacts the whole structure of the face.

As such, dental implants help to keep jawbones strong and therefore helps to preserve your facial structure.


4. Permanent Solution

Dental implants are designed to last and offer a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Unlike a dental bridge, which may only last for around 10 years or so, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Essentially, the implant that is made from titanium and integrates with the jawbone, is bio-compatible, which means it is not toxic and the body will not reject it.

As such, this is a predictable and permanent solution compared to other repair and restoration methods; dental implants have a track record for being reliable and successful in the long term.


5. No Food Restrictions

People who have lost teeth or have to wear dentures often complain about having to change what they eat.

For the main reason that their bite has become less effective, or that the dentures do not stay firmly in place when eating things like apples or a steak, for example.

As dental implants are completely stable, this means that you’ll be able to eat and drink as normal, without having any food restrictions.


Final Thoughts

Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of why dental implants are becoming more and more popular.

There are common misconceptions that this treatment is for “old” people, but the fact of the matter is, if you have any missing teeth that are knocking your confidence, dental implants will give you a smile worth showing off.

Plus, you won’t have to deal with any embarrassment because they look so natural – no one will ever know!


Please get in touch today to find out more.

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