With a 98% success rate, no wonder thousands of people are turning to dental implants to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root anchored in your mouth which fuses with natural bone over time. It functions like a normal tooth. Dental implants have improved the lives of thousands of people.
Here are 10 ways dental implants improve your quality of life.
1. Dental implants protect your healthy bone
When your jaw is not being used to support a natural tooth, it loses its strength and firmness, which can result in jawbone deterioration (also called sunken face). A dental implant is made of titanium which stimulates bone growth and therefore prevents bone loss.
2. Support neighboring teeth
Dental implants act as an anchor, supporting neighboring teeth from moving.
Through osseointegration, dental implants fuse with natural bone, thereby making them permanent in your mouth. They won’t slip out like dentures.
4. Protect nearby teeth
A traditional dental bridge consists of a false tooth being held in place by dental crowns cemented onto each of the abutment teeth. This procedure bridge often requires reducing other nearby teeth. With a dental implant, you strip nearby teeth to accommodate the prosthesis.
5. Implants improve speech
Dentures can shift and move, causing impaired speech. With dental implants you can talk normally without worrying out your teeth falling out.
6. Improved eating
Shifting dentures can make it hard to eat. With dental implants you can comfortably eat the foods you love.
Dentures require adhesive, nightly removal and special cleaning. Dental implants stay in our mouth and require you brush and floss your teeth like you do your natural teeth.
8. Improved Comfort
Because dental implants are permanent in your mouth, they eliminate the pain and discomfort you get from dentures.
9. Improved self-esteem
Dental implants give you back your smile and confidence, not having to hide your missing teeth.
10. Improved appearance
Implants look and feel like natural teeth. They also promote jawbone growth and prevent your face from looking sunken.