Why Consider Dental Implants to Replace your Tooth.
It is critical for your health to take adequate care of your teeth. However, tooth loss is a pretty common event. Causes for tooth loss include age, gum disease, failed root canals, tooth decay and accidents (e.g. sports accidents, tripping and falling, etc.)
More and more people are looking to dental implants to replace their missing teeth. In the past, dentures and fixed bridgework were the previous options to replace teeth but now dental implants are becoming more and more popular for the reasons we will discuss below.
As long-lasting replacements for missing teeth, implants can offer many cosmetic, health and lifestyle advantages compared to traditional options.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Authentic Look and Confidence
Cosmetics is a major reason why people consider dental implants. Being able to replace their missing tooth or teeth is a primary benefit of dental implants for most people. Dental implants provide an authentic replacement that will look and feel just like a real tooth.
It can be difficult and even embarrassing for some patients that have a hard time keeping the denture in or stable while they are talking and eating. Dental implants provide a way to anchor your denture to your jaw so that they feel like your natural teeth and don’t move. You can smile, laugh, speak and eat without worrying that your denture will come loose.
A major selling point of dental implants is that they are incredibly durable. They are made of titanium and fuse to your jawbone to provide the stability of a natural tooth.
More than just cosmetic, replacing a tooth or multiple teeth is important for your jawbone. The alveolar bone that supports your teeth begins to melt away when you lose your teeth. Dental implants after integrating with your jawbone will help prevent this bone loss. Unlike traditional dentures and bridges, implants replace the tooth at its root and help maintain your jawbone.
A dental implant is a safe and reliable option. Implants enjoy the highest rate of success for tooth replacements – up to 98% success rate. They are meant to be a permanent solution. Maintenance of dental implants is like with real teeth. Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist is all you need. With proper care, many implants will last a lifetime. Unlike natural teeth, implants are not susceptible to decay or nerve degeneration.
One major advantage of dental implants is that they don’t involve neighbouring teeth for support as with bridges. Traditional tooth-supported bridges require adjacent teeth to be reduced or damaged to accommodate the bridge. Dental implants do not need to alter neighbouring teeth, so this prevents further damage to your teeth. Bridges and removable dentures also cause food trap underneath the fake tooth and this can cause recurrent decay to your teeth or increase the amount of plaque trap. Implants allow easier access to clean between teeth, improving your oral hygiene.
No More Issues with Eating
Improved chewing ability is another important benefit of dental implants as compared with traditional dentures. Traditional dentures can only restore about 20% of your chewing ability, while dental implant-supported dentures can allow you to get back 70% of your natural chewing ability. Whether it be a crispy apple or chewy sourdough bread, dental implants make it possible for you to still enjoy your favourite foods!
Dental implants are the leading replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants boast an authentic look. They are incredibly durable and allow you to eat hard or crunchy foods that you may not have been able to consume. If you are missing a tooth or a set of teeth, it is important that you visit an oral surgeon for a consultation. For more information on the benefits of Dental Implants, contact Pacific Coast Oral Maxillofacial Solutions today!