Why Dental Implants Are Good For You
If you have a gap in your teeth, it can affect your confidence, but it can also affect your health too. This is why dental implants are good for you. Having a full set of teeth can do you a world of good, not only for your oral health but your overall wellbeing too.
Having a missing tooth or teeth can mean that you are unable to eat certain hard foods like nuts or fruit like apples. A dental implant can improve this by replacing your missing tooth/teeth and is secure in your mouth so there are no restrictions on what you can eat. It also enables your jaw and bite to work as they would normally. Unlike dentures, they are an artificial tooth that is implanted in your jaw so they do not move.
Stimulate Bone Growth
Dental implants encourage bone growth. Through a missing tooth, tissue begins to atrophy, and may require a bone graft to support the implant, but an implant stimulates bone growth and ultimately strengthens the jaw overall. This then prevents further loss of teeth and bone tissue.
They’re Good To Their Neighbours
Unlike a dental bridge, implants have no impact on the teeth either side of the gap. There is no preparation needed for the adjacent teeth. The teeth either side are also less likely to be worn down with an implant in place than with nothing at all.
They Can Last a Lifetime
If looked after properly, with a good oral and dental hygiene regime and regular visits to the dentists for professional cleaning, dental implants can last for a very long time. This is a distinct advantage over alternatives as they are not as long lasting.
They Look Natural
Matched to the colour of the rest of your teeth, once in place you will never be able to tell the difference between the artificial tooth and the natural.
Your Confidence Will Soar
Dental implants mean the confidence to smile again, and smiling makes you feel happy. You’ll be able to eat whatever you want, without fear of slipping, cracking or breaking. You won’t have the worry of unsightly teeth and you will feel beautiful, youthful and confident.
So How Do Dental Implants Work?
An artificial tooth root, usually made from titanium is surgically placed in your jaw. This is then normally left to osseointegrate or fuse with the jaw bone, making sure that it’s secure. The connector or abutment is then fitted to the root, and then the artificial tooth. This procedure is preferred by dentists over immediate loading, which is a quicker procedure but has a higher chance of failing.