What is a Dental Implant
Dental implants are one of the latest trends to affect the world of dentistry and have completely changed the field in recent years. Today’s dental and periodontal surgeries and procedures require devices and materials that address ongoing medical and esthetic advances. Implants are a complete tooth replacement and have become a relatively common practice in replacing permanent teeth. When used, it is almost as if the smile and function of the teeth in terms of talking and eating, are almost fully restored back to their original value. If properly cared for, dental implants can last the entire duration of the lifetime of the patient.
Time to Consider Implants
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants has been a common practice for almost 50 years and is considered one of the most effective kinds of treatment. It is incredibly important to replace the tooth somehow. Left unattended, the bone in the jaw below the tooth can begin to disintegrate. Furthermore, the surrounding teeth can also be affected by shifting. Shifting can cause other problems with the other teeth in your mouth, as well as alter the alignment of your bite. People consider dental implants for a variety of reasons:
- When tooth decay is so severe that it cannot be repaired through dental filling
- After a dental trauma or loss of an entire tooth
- A patient who can no longer wear dentures
- Those using a fixed bridge solution that is causing them discomfort or deterioration to the jawbone underneath the missing teeth
- Active jawbone deterioration that causes your face to appear sunken in
Anyone who needs a bridge, whether permanent or removable, or dentures to replace missing teeth could be a candidate for dental implants.
Why should you Consider Dental Implants
Missing teeth not only look unattractive and could seriously affect your self confidence, but they also affect the way you chew and speak. When you can’t chew properly, your diet and nutrition may be greatly influenced, which can lead to other serious health risks. Not being able to speak is problematic for a number of reasons since altered speech can affect your social life, job performance, and career opportunities. Teeth not only play an important function in chewing food, but they also give shape to the jawline and mouth. If the jawbone does not have a tooth to support it, it gradually loses mass, which may have severe repercussions on your health and appearance.
When compared to dentures, dental implants are undoubtedly better and a more permanent solution because there is no risk of sliding or discomfort given their fixed position. No alteration or movement is affecting the surrounding teeth during the process, which leaves them intact and allows for easier maintenance and oral hygiene.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Improved Dental Health
Since dental implants do not affect the natural teeth in the mouth, you can enjoy having healthy and functional teeth without the interference of existing teeth. Existing teeth can sometimes be damaged with dentures or bridges that actually use the older teeth as anchors.
Bone Loss Prevention
The jaw can weaken if you remain without teeth for prolonged periods, causing atrophy, a condition that is characterized by loss of bones in the affected area. Bone loss will lead to changes in facial structure and make you appear older than you are.
Better Appearance and Overall Self-Worth
Unlike dentures, the new artificial tooth will appear permanent and blend in nicely with the rest, improving your smile and enhancing your looks. Confidence is often restored after dental implants, with the freedom to speak, laugh, and even eat again in front of others.
When someone is using dentures it is common to experience friction between the dentures and the gums, since dentures are placed directly on the gums. This friction results in patches in the mouth, halitosis, and mouth ulcer. These complications can be easily avoided by having implants instead.
Convenience and Comfort
Many choose dental implants for the sheer convenience of them. Since they are directly inserted into the jaw, the jaw-bone tends to grow around it, holding it firmly in place. For this reason, the way it fits with existing teeth will be permanent. No adhesives are necessary. Dental implants also eliminate the embarrassment and inconvenience of removing dentures.
Due to the way they are made and affixed to the jaw bone, they are durable and with the proper care will last a lifetime. Proper care of your implants would consist of the same care you would need for your natural teeth including brushing, flossing, and bi-annual dental cleanings.
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