Why are dental implants often the first choice and the standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth?
- The closest alternative to healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.
- Built to last. Dental implants are a long-term solution. Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last up to seven years, but at some point need to be replaced. Dental implants, however, can last a lifetime as long as they are cared for.
- Enjoy life without worrying about your teeth! Keep embarrassment at bay with your bright smile – courtesy of dental implants! Tooth restoration with dental implants ensure that accidental gaffes; like what happen when removable dentures fall out or tooth-supported replacement teeth chip, never occur. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that ley you, not your teeth, lead your life.
- Retain your natural face shape, and smile. A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.
- Protect healthy bone. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
- Keep your teeth in your mouth – not in a cup. Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong: in your mouth.
- Speak with ease. Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not do with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.
- Eat your favorite foods! Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.
- No Cavity Living. Cavities can’t occur in an implant restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.
- Protect your Healthy Teeth. Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth – thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth are attached to, and support, the bridge. Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for any extended period of time.
- Predictable Maintenance Timeline. Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth, including bridgework, removable appliances and retreatment of failing root canal therapy.
Posted: Monday March 20, 2017