Dental implant FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental Implants are probably the best option for tooth replacements for a range of reasons that we’ll touch on below. Implants have the main advantage of being a fixed replacement, offering a more natural feel and look. The after-experience is definitely more akin to that of normal teeth, giving you greater peace of mind, even when just eating out.
So what are the advantages of Dental Implants? Here we’ve touched upon some of the main benefits you can experience from having tooth replacement implants.
Dental implants are incredibly durable, and with good oral care they can often last a lifetime. This means that you can potentially replace teeth with just one set of implants that will last many years. See here for more information on dental implants longevity.
Dentures can be a preferred choice for many people for a number of reasons, but the permanent feature of implants really lets them stand apart in quality, feel and endurance. Knowing that once the implant is complete it could last a lifetime is a great feeling of relief.
Being a permanent fixture means that people are unlikely to notice or tell that you have dental implants. Dentures are removable and as such can be a pain to put in/take out, embarrassing some people as they go through the process.
Many people wearing dentures complain of a lessened sense of taste when eating food. This can be due to the way the dentures are fixed in. Dental implants eliminate this problem as they don’t require any adhesive.
Another common problem with dentures is that they can impair speech through their design and adhesive. Dental implants bypass this problem completely by mimicking proper teeth and not obstructing tongue movement.
Having missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious, hiding your smile. With dental implants you can regain your confidence and smile away with a full set of teeth. These little things can make a huge difference in people’s lives and not having to worry about gaps in your smile can take a weight of your shoulders. Additionally, filling in tooth gaps can reclaim the natural shape of your face and smile.
Knowing you can eat your favourite foods without the worry of dentures slipping, or bits getting stuck in gaps is another big benefit of dental implants. Whilst seemingly a small feature this can truly affect some people when the realisation hits. The peace of mind offered by implants combats this, letting you eat almost all foods without any worry.
Alongside this the dental implants, whilst still requiring cleaning and dentist visits, are not susceptible to cavities. A little bonus that may not usually be considered.
Dental implant treatments have a strong track record of proven success. Procedures are well prepared for and great care is taken to ensure the jaw is ready to take the implant. The predictability of the procedure gives some comfort in knowing what is likely to happen and the aftercare required.
The preparation work done to the jaw bone helps to keep the area healthy and strong. Along with this the implant itself stimulates the natural bone, promoting growth and helping to prevent bone loss. See here for more information on dental implant safety.