Advantages of Dental Implants
There are many benefits for placing dental implants in the mouth. If a tooth has been lost due to different reasons it can be replaced with an implant. If some or all teeth have been lost in an arch they also can be replaced.
Dental implants are a smart choice for adults of all ages, whether you were born without a tooth or have had to have teeth removed due to injury, infection or decay. They can also be an option for adolescents, once facial growth and development has been completed. Dental implants are considered the preferred method of tooth replacement.
There are several critical factors that make dental implant treatment superior to other tooth replacement options. They include:
Protect Your Healthy Teeth
Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They fuse with the underlying bone and helps prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.
Protect Healthy Bone
Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to 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 promote bone growth and prevent bone loss.
They Are Built To Last
Dental implants that are properly cared for can last many decades. They have the highest documented success of over 95%! Many other options, including certain types of dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years, requiring a more significant investment of time and money.
Next Best Thing To Healthy, Natural Teeth
Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.
Enjoy Life Without Worrying About Your Teeth
No need to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or 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.
Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth. And no more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. Brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced using dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth – in your mouth.
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.
Eat Your Favorite Foods
Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.
You’ll Look And Feel Great
Dental implants feel, look, fit and function like healthy, natural teeth. They’re so comfortable you don’t have to think about them. You brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth – no need to remove them for cleaning. They also help you retain your natural face shape and smile.
You Will Feel Confident
Your dental implants will be secure, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh. You’ll also find that your speech is more natural. With dental implants, you’ll have the peace of mind to eat what you love, say what you want to say, be as active as you want and smile broadly.