Benefits of Dental Implants
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Tooth loss can have a detrimental impact on various aspects of our life. Firstly, depending on the location of the gap our ability to bite and chew properly may be compromised. Our speech may also be different since our tongue needs to push against our teeth to make the sounds needed to form words.
The psychological effect of tooth loss can also be significant, particularly if the gap is
Fortunately, dental implants provide a practical and cosmetic solution to the problem of missing teeth and can enable you to enjoy a functional and attractive smile.
About dental implants
The highly innovative design of dental implants has helped make it an increasingly popular and highly successful solution for missing teeth. Each implant comprises
1. A titanium post which is inserted into a pre-determined location in the jaw bone via the gum. Once in place, the bone fuses around it creating a virtually impenetrable bond. The very top of the post sticks out slightly above the gums.
2. An abutment. This is a special connector that is attached to the top of the implant post and fixes it to the visible portion of the tooth.
3. A porcelain crown. This is the part of the dental implant that you can see and is custom-designed in the size, shape
In order for dental implants to be successful, your jaw bone must be comprehensively
Benefits of dental implants
There are now more people choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth
One of the biggest issues with other tooth replacement solutions, such as dentures, is that they lack stability once inside the mouth and this can lead to embarrassing slips and movement that draw attention to the fact that you do not have all of your own real teeth. However, implants are so secure that there is not even the slightest movement and you can enjoy eating, drinking, laughing, sneezing and even kissing without worrying about your implant coming loose.
Since they don’t move, implants are extremely discreet. This is further enhanced by the fact that they are custom-designed specifically to blend with natural teeth and can be created in a wide range of different shades, making it easy to match your implant to the rest of your smile.
Dentures and some bridges are renowned for being uncomfortable as they can rub and pull on the skin. However, dental implants feel so natural that most patients forget that they even have one!
Improved dental health
The artificial nature of the implant means that you will never need to worry about it developing a cavity. However, it should still be brushed alongside your regular teeth every day to help it remain in the best possible condition. Since you don’t have to remove them to clean your teeth, you can brush and floss as normal and enjoy a better chance at exceptional oral health.
Dental implants are arguably the most durable of any restoration or cosmetic dentistry treatment and with proper care, could last as long as 25 years without a problem.
If you would like to discover more about dental implants, including the unique benefits that the procedure offers patients, please do not hesitate to contact our offices.
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