Benefits of dental implants

Before dental implant technology was fully tried and tested missing teeth were replaced by a dental bridge which had to be positioned in between healthy natural teeth. These never lasted that long and after 10 or so years had to be replaced. With the invention of strong and stable dental implants a missing tooth can be restored so that it feels, looks and fits as well as a normal tooth.

What are the benefits of dental implants

dental implantsDental implants are not fitted with a use by date in mind. In fact they are built to last and offer a long-term solution to gaps in the mouth that cause difficulties in chewing, eating and smiling. Dental implants might require occasional adjustments but they can if looked after properly last a lifetime.

Dental implants do a lot more than improving your eating and chewing ability but also make you feel a lot more comfortable with a full set of teeth when at work or in the company of family and friends A beaming smile now becomes an asset not an embarrassment with no worry of the replacement teeth dropping out or distorting the smile at the wrong time. In reality, teeth restoration through the use of dental implants means that you are back in charge of your life again and it is no longer unsightly gaps that ruin your social contact with other people.

Dental implants don’t give your face that sunken appearance as once implanted into the bone the titanium post allows the tissue and bone to thrive around it. The dental implant material has just the right characteristics to ensure your jawbone does not become misshapen. They are screwed into the jawbone just where the root of the missing tooth was without having any impact on healthy teeth. They also stop adjacent, healthy teeth from moving. If the gap was left vacant for a long period of time adjacent teeth will start to move out of shape.

Dental implants typically allow you to keep your teeth in your mouth. All you need to do is floss, brush, and care for your teeth that are supported by dental implants in exactly the same as you might natural teeth.

Speak easy.  You can eat and taste your favourite foods without any worry about damaging your dental implants.

Cavities do not occur in an implant with a crown, or a replacement tooth; however. It is necessary to visit your dentist regularly and clean and care for your gums and mouth each day as if they are natural teeth.

In summary, dental implant treatment has a great track record for reliability and ensuring long-term positive outcomes and is much more predictable than other types of treatment used to repair or replace teeth that have been lost for one reason or another.

If you are interested in having dental implant treatment you should arrange an appointment with your dentist who will tell you if dental implants are right for you. An assessment of your teeth will have to be made before a dental implant treatment programme can be commenced.

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