Reasons/Benefits Of Getting A Dental Implant
We have compiled this article on the reasons/benefits Of Getting A Dental Implant.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a high-tech replacement tooth that mimics the whole tooth structure. A titanium “root” is snugly inserted into the bone and is used to support a crown, bridge or denture. It looks, feels and acts like a real tooth and can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
It has become the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement solution because of its advantages over earlier treatments. And, with modern innovations in dentistry, most patients can benefit from them – even those who were formerly told they could not.
What Are The Reasons For Dental Implants?
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favourite foods with confidence and without pain.
Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Improved Oral Health
Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
The Top Benefits Of Dental Implants
Prevents Bone Loss
When you lose teeth, you also tend to lose bone mass in your jaw. Your jawbone needs the stimulation it gets when your teeth connect to maintain its mass. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that also replaces that jaw bone stimulation, helping to prevent bone loss.
Restores Bite Force
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.
Prevents Changes In The Shape Of Your Face
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.
Enables Natural Speech
Some tooth replacement options, like dentures, can impact your ability to pronounce words correctly. Missing teeth can also alter your speech. Because dental implants feel and function just like natural teeth, they enable you to speak easily and naturally.
Easy To Care For
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, adhesives, or special flossers. You just brush and floss, just the way you would with your natural teeth.
Supports Adjacent Teeth
A gap in your mouth caused by a missing tooth can cause the teeth on either side of the gap to shift positions, leading to misalignment. Dental implants fill the gap, allowing you to maintain a straight, even smile.
A Permanent Solution To Tooth Loss
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.
We hope that this article has been helpful. Check back frequently for other oral health tips here at Apple Tree Dental.
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