Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into your jaw to provide a stable and secure foundation for replacement teeth. They are a great option for replacing missing teeth with a natural, aesthetic look. But now we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The following is a list of benefits that dental implants can bring into your life.
Increased Confidence With a Natural-Looking Smile
It is a common behavior for people with damaged or missing teeth to try and hide their smile. With dental implants, all of that worry and self-control can evaporate. The impression of health and youthfulness given by a radiant, aligned smile can be yours again.
Dental implants will restore your smile and wrap you in a gauze of positive impressions, boosting your confidence for years to come.
Speak With Revived Self-Assurance
With implants securing individual teeth or dentures, you can speak knowing that only the sounds you intend to make will come out of your mouth. No more whistling or enunciation issues caused by thick, wobbly dentures or missing front teeth.
The weight of worry and effort when presenting yourself in public can fall off your shoulders, never to be picked up again.
Natural Tooth Color
The material that your crowns are made of replicates your natural teeth in both translucence and color.
If you want the rest of your teeth whitened, you should do so before you have your new, stain-resistant teeth created, because they are designed to match the rest of your mouth and blend in.
Natural Fit—Natural Feel
It is possible to achieve a natural feel with dental implants. Your gums rest against the base of your restored teeth just like they have done with your original teeth. There is no extra material for your tongue to rub against.
Dental implants are made from materials that are compatible with your body, so you should be comfortably avoiding reactions to the metal.
Eat the Foods You Want
Being made of titanium, dental implants are strong enough to withstand incredible bite forces.
If you do not have any original teeth to help you gauge how strong you are biting down, you may even chew harder than you have in your entire life! No edible food can hope to survive. Vegetables, steak, nuts, and more will be thoroughly pulverized by your fully bonded dental implant(s).
Prevent Teeth Shifting With Dental Implants
A missing tooth or more can have a strong impact on the position of your remaining teeth, and not for the better. Implants will push teeth back from drifting into the space left by your original tooth. Which will help to keep the teeth from becoming gappy, rotated oddly, or the like.
If you have invested in orthodontics and then lose a tooth, a timely implant can preserve the value of months or years of slow adjustments and thousands of dollars that the hardware and dentist visits cost.
Encouraging Bone Regrowth And Preventing Further Bone Loss
While your confidence is being improved by dental implant teeth attachments, did you know that your bones will be renewed as well?
An implant post passes the compression and movements of chewing and biting past your gums and directly into your bone. This stimulates the bone tissue, like a little massage, which encourages your alveolar bone ridges to regrow and retain their mass.
That bone staying robust means it will keep holding any remaining teeth in their sockets securely, preventing further tooth loss. Stronger bones will help you sustain any impact on your face without your jaw fracturing.
Dental Implants For Improved Oral Health
Implants are designed to provide a foundation for dentures and other types of prosthetic devices. They are also designed to improve the health of the jawbone and teeth by providing support and stability.
For these reasons, dental implants have become a popular choice for many dentists trying to help their patients live their best life.
Steer Clear of Gum Disease
Healthy gums are critical for successful dental implants. Gums protect the roots of your teeth. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection in your gums that can spread to other parts of your body! Regular dental hygiene is important to keep your gums and bone healthy around your dental implant.
How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?
The cost of dental implants varies per person. While the up-front cost can be expensive, implants make up for it in life-long value. Dental implants are composed of a titanium alloy that is mixed with ceramic and polyethylene. The size and shape of the implant are based on the size and shape of the tooth that is being replaced.
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