In our previous post, we talked about 5 qualities of dental implants. But there are too many benefits to cover them with one post. These strong, solid false teeth are so good that you’ll forget you ever lost a tooth. Here are 5 more things you need to know about dental implants.
1) Dental Implants Have a High Success Rate
Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth, including bridgework, removable appliances and retreatment of failing root canal (endodontic) therapy.
2) Dental Implants Add Dignity
A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.
No need to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, no worrying that missing teeth will limit your ability to join in the fun or that removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.
3) Dental Implants Protect Healthy Bone
Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
4) Dental Implants Help You Speak Clearly
Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.
5) Dental Implants Are Discreet
Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough, so that you have to “reposition” them back into place in the mouth. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift.
If you’ve experienced tooth loss, dental implants may be your best option. You can talk to our expert oral surgeon to learn more. And remember – with dental implants, you’ll feel just like you did with a mouth full of healthy teeth.