The use of dental implants has become more common as procedures have gotten easier and success rates grown higher with the years. Here are some of the reasons people go for dental implants:
Get Your Smile Back:
It only takes one missing tooth to leave your smile noticeably ‘gappy’, which in turn negatively affects your confidence and self-esteem. Dental Implants are carefully fabricated to be virtually indistinguishable from the teeth they are replacing (that is, before they became irreparably damaged or decayed!). Subsequent to their placement, patients often feel like they never lost a tooth or several teeth in the first place.
Eat and Speak Normally
Your ability to chew and articulate properly in speech can become severely compromised by single or multiple missing teeth. Because dental implants gain all the support they need from the underlying jaw bone, they are able to function like natural healthy teeth. Thus, they completely restore bite functionality, enabling you to eat all the foods you previously loved but couldn’t enjoy with missing teeth.
Enjoy the Benefits of Great Long-lasting Oral Health
Dental Implants are capable of replacing single or multiple missing teeth without affecting or damaging the adjacent teeth: Traditional tooth replacement techniques such as dental bridges require the teeth on either side of the empty space to be prepared or ‘shaved down’ in order to support artificial crowns. Attached to these are other artificial teeth, filling the gap, making it look as if there is still a tooth in place. One downside of this traditional technique is that often two healthy teeth are ‘sacrificed’ to support the dental bridge.
Furthermore, without a tooth root transmitting forces to the underlying jaw bone, it begins to atrophy, or shrink away. Dental Implants on the other hand should not in any way damage the adjacent healthy teeth. They also replace the important source of stimulation that the tooth root is meant to supply to the jaw bone, thus maintaining a healthy bone volume in the region. In the long term, this prevents the bone tissue from atrophying and shrinking away, thus preventing that aged and sunken appearance about the mouth that is typically associatedwith tooth loss and the denture-wearing elderly.
Enjoy Ultimate Oral Comfort
Other traditional teeth replacement solutions, such as removable partial and full dentures (or false teeth) rely on the underlying gums and atrophied ridge for support. The pressure they apply to the delicate soft tissues of the gums can cause irritation, inflammation and the development of sores that are not given the chance to heal. This incurs the need for repeated expenses such as anesthetic gels just to keep pain and discomfort at bay. Because dental implants are placed in the jaw, they function and feel like natural healthy teeth.