Dental implants are considered one of the best solution modern dentistry has to offer patients who have lost one, several or even all of their natural teeth. Here, we will be explaining exactly why this is.
Dental Implants: Benefits and Advantages
- Dental implants restore smiles!They support replacement teeth that are beautiful and natural looking, enabling you to smile with confidence.
- Dental implants support a strong bite!They mimic the function of natural tooth roots and are made from the exceptionally strong metal titanium, which enables you to bite down naturally as though you never lost a tooth or teeth in the first place.
- Dental implants improve speech: Trying to communicate confidently and clearly with missing teeth and/or bulky dentures can be exceptionally difficult. Dental implant supported crowns and bridges not only look and feel natural, thus improving self confidence, they also help to fill the gaps in your smile, which restores the proper interaction of the teeth, tongue and lips during speaking.
- Dental implant restorations are freestanding: They don’t require support from the adjacent healthy teeth or underlying gums as many traditional teeth replacement technologies do. As such, dental implants don’t typically affect or damage these tissues. This, in turn, spares you from much of the associated discomfort.
- Dental implants feel natural: Because implant restorations function more like natural teeth, they tend to feel natural too, which eliminates much of the discomfort and self-consciousness associated with the more conventional technologies used to replace teeth, such as tooth-supported bridges and removable dentures.
- Dental implants can last for a long time: If cared for properly with regular dental check-ups, professional cleanings and good home oral hygiene, dental implants have the potential to last you many years with minimal, if any, restoration replacement.
- Dental implants help to maintain good jawbone health: They help to keep the underlying bone stimulated and strong by transmitting to it the mechanical forces associated with eating and chewing. This helps to prevent atrophy and a loss of bone volume and density in the jaw.