For anyone needing to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth or one or both jaws, dental implants should certainly be a considered. Dental implants are often recommended by professionals as an excellent solution. They can bring satisfaction and confidence to those who choose them. Here are just a few reasons why dental implants may be the best tooth replacement option for many people today.
- Natural Look
Dental implants look like beautiful, natural teeth. Having a full, healthy-looking set of teeth can do wonders for people’s confidence. We love to see patients with a full smile that they’re ready to share with the world.
- Function Naturally
Dental implants function just like your natural teeth. Many of our patients find that with dental implants, they’re able to eat a wider variety of foods than they could before. Many people discover that it’s easier to eat with dental implants than with dentures. Dentures have been known to slip out of place if not properly secured while people are talking and eating. With dental implants there’s no fear of this happening, giving many people their confidence back and the desire to eat socially at restaurants or with friends. With the security of dental implants, there’s no fear of your teeth shifting or slipping while talking or laughing.
Confidence is one of the most important things you can gain by choosing dental implants. Tooth loss can be debilitating in terms of causing social anxiety, low self-esteem, and reduced willingness to attend social events. Many people are afraid to eat or even smile in public out of dissatisfaction with the appearance of their teeth. Dental implants can completely remove the barriers to enjoyment in many instances. As mentioned above, dental implants can improve your perception of yourself and your appearance, and greatly encourage smiling and eating in public. Dental implants look natural, function naturally, and can bring back any self-confidence you’ve lost through tooth loss.
- Prevent Bone Deterioration
Dental implants can help prevent bone loss or deterioration, preserving the natural structure of your face. Natural teeth and dental implants anchors the bone and decreases the chance of bone deterioration (a process known as resorption). When this deterioration process occurs, the lower portion of your face begins to look smaller, which has an aging effect. Loss of bone can also result in changes to the cheeks and lips.
- Prevent Discomfort
Dental implants are also often the most comfortable tooth replacement option. Dentures can cause discomfort, while bridgework can require healthy teeth to be ground down, which is not ideal for the health of these teeth long term. Partial dentures can cause additional pressure on other teeth, as they are fitted by hooking on to nearby teeth – this can even lead to the loosening of other teeth or tooth loss.
Even the process of implant surgery can be relatively painless and won’t cause you a great deal of downtime. Some clinics even offer single-day procedures – you’ll be ready to show off your smile in no-time!
- Financing and free consultation
One great thing about dental implants is that many dental implant clinics provide financing options that can make dental implants affordable. Many clinics will also offer a free consultation, where you’ll have the chance to meet a doctor, discuss whether dental implants are right for you and even receive a free 3D CT scan. Look into various providers to ensure you find a doctor that can make getting dental implants an achievable goal for you.
Dental implants may turn out to be more cost effective than you think. Dentures may seem less expensive initially, but may need to be replaced every few years. Dental implant can lasts a lifetime, aside from potential minor adjustments.
- Easy Care
One of the great benefits of choosing dental implants is that they are easy to clean and take care of. Dental implants, like your natural teeth, should be brushed twice daily, and can be flossed using dental tape. If artificial gums are attached to the implants, a water flosser should be used to clean below them. Regular cleaning of dental implants, like with natural teeth, is essential to preventing the buildup of plaque. Even with dental implants, the buildup of plaque can cause infection; however, the cleaning process should be no more time consuming than the cleaning of natural teeth.
Dentures, on the other hand, can’t be cleaned inside the mouth with a toothbrush. Instead they must be left to soak overnight, an inconvenience compared to the ease of care when it comes to dental implants.
- Expert Care
Specialist dental implant doctors are available to ensure you get the care you need before, during, and after the dental implant procedure. With skilled professionals able to advise you and ensure implants are right for you, dental implants may become the obvious choice.