The Benefits of Dental Implants
Not everyone is concerned with having healthy teeth or worried about losing a tooth or two. However, replacing a missing tooth is the right way to go. Failure to do so might result to your other teeth moving or loss of chewing function, as well.
It is common for dentists to recommend having dental implants for damaged or missing teeth, but the real question is, what are the benefits?
Closest to Natural Teeth
Dental implants are artificial teeth roots that are placed into one’s jaw to hold replacement teeth. Although it is artificial, technology allows these implants to look, fit, feel and function like natural teeth. One of the downsides of losing teeth is people also lose their self-esteem and self-confidence. With dental implants, however, you can eat, speak and smile just like anyone else!
A Long-Term Solution
Alternate options include dental crowns and tooth bridges (fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth). These usually last a minimum of 5 to 7 years, and often last more than 10 years, given the proper care. At some point, however, they would still need to be replaced. Dental implants, on the other hand, may need some adjustments from time-to-time, but can definitely last a lifetime when properly taken care of and put to place.
Smile like a Champion
You no longer have to worry about covering your smile in public because of a missing tooth or teeth. When someone loses a tooth, the face usually sags and might appear sad-looking. With dental implants, your face would be brought back to its natural shape.
No Food Limitations
Dental implants also give you the freedom to enjoy all the foods you love without having to worry about losing your teeth again. You can bite just as you did when you had natural teeth. Unlike having removable dentures, you can be sure to have the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants.
No More Cavities
Cavities can no longer occur in dental implants. However, gum disease still can so, following the scheduled visits to the dentist is still a must. Proper care and cleaning for the implants, your gums and mouth on a daily basis is still needed, just like with natural teeth.
No Falling Teeth
The common problem with dentures is the fact that they may slip while you’re eating, smiling, laughing, coughing, or worse – talking. Avoid having that public humiliation as dental implants or bridges are fixed in place.
Proven to be More Reliable
Dental implant treatment has proved itself to be reliable as there are many success stories by patients all around the world. It is often considered to be more predictable than other treatments when it comes to repair or replacing missing tooth or teeth.
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