The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental Implants are becoming increasingly popular as patients discover the many benefits associated with replacing missing teeth. We’ve explored why this new innovation in dentistry is so popular, and how it can help you regain your confidence after losing teeth.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants are now one of the most popular method of replacing missing teeth, but there are still many people who are daunted by the prospect of facing the dental implant procedure. However, replacing missing teeth using implants can actually reduce the number of times you’re required to visit the dentist, and will ultimately prevent the onset of infection and decay in the future if looked after using an efficient oral hygiene routine.
One of the main benefits of using dental implants is the fact that they are healthy looking and sturdy. This means you will appear to have a natural tooth while benefiting from the strength and stability of a natural tooth root. Attached directly to the jawbone, the tooth requires little help from the dentist to stay healthy, and will allow patients to eat as normal once the mouth has healed. Additionally, dental implants can last a lifetime if looked after, so removing the need for replacements in five or ten years time.
Dental Implants vs. Alternative Treatments
Common alternative treatments for a missing tooth include bridges and dentures, but both deliver a number of downsides that are eradicated when using dental implants. When it comes to bridges, the main downside is the filing down of surrounding, healthy teeth. Unlike dental implants, bridges require the support of the teeth either side of the gap to ensure the artificial tooth stays in place. This causes unnecessary damage to healthy teeth that cannot be reversed.
Although dentures do not require the patient to have any damage inflicted upon healthy teeth, they do only provide a temporary and unstable replacement for missing teeth. This often results in patients experiencing difficulty eating and struggling to keep their dentures in the right position. Dental implants, on the other hand, are kept firmly in place, so you can enjoy food, conversation and many other daily tasks without fear of revealing a gap in your teeth.
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