Dental implants have been rapidly increasing in popularity over the last several years. This advance in dental technology is far superior to other treatments for a number of reasons:
- Dental implants most accurately mimic your natural teeth. It is anchored to your jaw and looks and feels most like real a real tooth. Not only does a dental implant help to replace the visible portion of your tooth, it acts as a replacement for the tooth root as well, ensuring that it both looks and feels like a natural tooth.
- Once your dental implant has been placed, you will no longer have to worry or be embarrassed about how your smile looks. They won’t loosen like regular dentures or partials, and you will be able to eat and drink the way you normally would. However you will need to keep up your regular cleaning and have them examined 2 times per year.
- Dental implants allow you to protect your bone and facial structure. Without your teeth, your bone structure can deteriorate. Eventually this will lead to changes in your facial appearance and the shape of your smiles. They will prevent further bone loss that is caused by missing teeth.
- You’ll never need to remove your dental implants – they stay in your mouth, and you brush and floss them the same way you would your normal teeth. Because they’re permanent, they also won’t loosen. This means you can continue to eat your favorite foods without any worries. You will need to remove and clean any dentures that the implants support.
- Cavities don’t occur in the crowns that top dental implants, though you’ll still need to clean and care for them the way you would regular teeth. You’ll also need to keep regular appointments with your dentist for cleaning. However, you must maintain a clean and healthy mouth so that the implants stay clean.
- When you wear dental implants, they won’t shift when you talk or smile. You’ll never have to worry about using creams or gels that taste bad. There won’t be any clicking or shifting when you have conversations with others. They will make you feel more secure and comfortable than wearing dentures.
- Replacing your missing teeth with a dental implant not only helps to protect your bone and facial structure, it can also help to keep your remaining natural teeth healthy. Unlike dental bridges, which require the removal of healthy enamel from the surrounding teeth, a dental implant requires no such thing. A dental implant also prevents your remaining teeth from shifting out of place in order to fill the gap left by the missing tooth.
Dental implants are generally considered to be far more predictable method of treatment than other choices that can be used to replace or repair missing teeth. They have a record of success, and dental implants rarely fail.