If you’re thinking about getting dental implants to replace missing teeth but are still unsure, you should know that there are benefits.
Are they expensive? Are they the best option for you personally? Are they going to look natural in your mouth?
To help you with your decision and answer your questions, here is a list of the top ten benefits of dental implants:
- Dental implants look natural
Once a dental implant is fitted, the result looks completely natural. The prosthetic tooth sits flush to the gum line, and makes the restoration undetectable.
- Dental implants function like real teeth
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is that they function like real teeth, providing a strength and function that is unlike any other restoration. The prosthetic tooth itself is anchored firmly in your jaw bone, very similar to a natural root, so gives the tooth great stability.
- Dental implants can often prevent bone loss
By securing a dental implant in your jaw bone, it actually stimulates new bone growth through a process called osseointegration. This can help to prevent future bone loss which is often caused by not replacing teeth.
- Dental implants help your facial structure
Bone loss gives a sunken and ageing appearance owing to the lack of structure in the jaw which supports the whole face. Dental implants once again keep your bones strong and this helps support your facial structure.
- Dental implants are a long term fix
With the right care, dental implants have the potential to last a life-time, just like your natural teeth.
- Dental implants are the best value for money
Dental implants are so secure they often last forever. This saves you all the costs you will incur by choosing other options which have to be replaced.
- Dental implants can allow you to eat everything with confidence
One of the biggest downfalls to wearing dentures or having missing teeth is you lose your ability to chew. Hard foods are off the menu, which means you are left with a limited diet of softer foods. Dental implants are so stable that you can continue to eat as you normally would before you lost your teeth.
- Dental implants give you confidence
Confidence is everything when it comes to laughing, eating and smiling freely. Once your dental implants are fitted, your confidence will be restored.
- Dental implants are easy to maintain
Just like natural teeth, all you have to do to care for your implants is clean them twice a day and floss in between at least once a day.
- Dental implants are successful
The success of having dental implants will depend on where they’re positioned in your mouth and the amount of jaw bone you have in place to support it. Smoking has been known to compromise an implant succeeding or failing. The success rate of dental implants succeeding is approximately 98%, meaning that they are suitable for the vast majority of people.
Hopefully, this list helps you with your choice – and for more information, call The Mall today to find out if dental implants are suitable for you.