Benefits of Dental Implants
When it comes to replacing teeth that are missing or damaged, you have several options. However, one option stands out above the rest is dental implants. Dental implants offer benefits that other tooth replacement options, like dentures or bridges, just can’t offer. Here are the top benefits of this innovative option:
Look better and feel better. A major benefit to dental implants is that they preserve bone, preventing deterioration of the facial structure, and therefore improving appearance. When most or all the natural teeth are severely compromised or missing, there is nothing left in the jawbone to stimulate bone growth. The human body senses that the jawbone is no longer necessary and begins to dissolve it away, moving the minerals to other parts of the body. This deterioration of the jawbone can quickly result in facial collapse. The lips fold in, and the lower face shrivels up to create a “witches chin.” Wrinkles also develop around the mouth to create “marionette lines.” This makes the person look much older than they actually are. With dental implants, the appearance of these wrinkles caused by posterior bite collapse, or complete facial structure collapse is virtually eliminated. You put twenty years back into your smile!
Being able to eat what you want, when you want, where you want. Being able to laugh and smile shamelessly. Being pain-free and worry free. Regaining self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth. Because dental implants look and feel like real teeth, you no longer have anything to be ashamed of. You can laugh and smile and feel good about who you are and how you look.
Implant-supported replacement teeth never have to come out – not for daily cleaning, not for brushing and flossing, not for a medical exam or during a hospital stay, not for any reason at all. Be comfortable when eating, drinking, sleeping, and being intimate. Dental implants are permanent. Just like your new smile.
With dental implants, a smile is more natural and so is the tooth function. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. If dentures and partials are replaced with implant-supported teeth, the overall enhancement in quality of life is even more significant, with an ability to eat all types of foods, even crunchy or sticky snacks. You can eat what you want, when you want, where you want. You’ll speak better, feel better, and look better. And if you’re a denture or bridge wearer, you’ll never have to deal with messy adhesives or cleaning cups.
Because dental implants are anchored into your jaw with a titanium post that replaces the tooth root, they allow you to bite with more or less the same amount of force you could use with your natural teeth. Other tooth replacement options do not restore nearly as much of your bite force because they sit on top of the gums and aren’t anchored in place.
Dental implants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Your dentist will work with you to design implants that match the color of your surrounding teeth and fit perfectly in the gap. No one but you and your dentist will know which teeth are implants.
Your teeth help support your facial structure. When you lose teeth, you lose that support, which eventually causes your face to change shape, making you appear older. Dental implants provide similar support for your face as your natural teeth, preventing it from changing shape.
Artificial teeth still need to be cared for to prevent bacteria from building up in your mouth and causing infections, but the material that dental implants are made of can’t decay. You’ll never have to worry about getting cavities in your dental implants!
Dental implants don’t require you to buy any special products to clean or care for them. There’s no need for cups, cleansing tablets, adhesive, or special flossers. You just brush and floss, just the way you would with your natural teeth
Other tooth replacement options will need to be repaired or replaced periodically, but dental implants are designed to last for the rest of your life.