BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
There are endless benefits of dental implants which make this the most popular tooth replacement option in the dental world today. We at The Dental Clinic regularly place dental implants successfully in patients who have suffered from tooth loss.
Some of the benefits of dental implants include:
- Mimic natural functionality
- Better speech
- Improved appearance
- Improved self-esteem
- Continuous comfort
- Improved quality of oral health
Dental implants are made from titanium – a very durable, and resilient metal alloy. Titanium is not only non-toxic and corrosion resistant, it is also light weight and very strong – in short it is a metal alloy carefully crafted for its strength and long lasting durability. 95 percent of all dental implants are made of titanium and have a 98% success rate so far -provided with proper care, attention and health conditions.
Although the initial costs of a dental implant placement are considerably high as compared to dentures or dental bridges or crowns, an implant is perhaps the only cost-effective tooth replacement option on a long-term basis. The longevity and durability of a successfully placed dental implant makes it highly cost-effective over a period of time.
Dentures are removable tooth replacement options which can be removed and placed at will. However instead of being convenient, they are actually quite embarrassingly inconvenient – especially when they are removed or need to be removed in public. Dental implants completely eliminate that option.
Mimic Natural Functionality
Because they are placed directly inside the bone, taking the place of a natural tooth root, the dental implant mimics the functionality of the natural tooth as closely as artificially possible. As such, it helps maintain the bone level and structure.
Dentures or ill-fitting bridges can create a lot of speech issues. In case a denture slips while conversing, it can lead you to either slur or intangibly mumble your words. A dental implant and the added crown completely mimic a natural tooth in that there is no possibility of the teeth slipping out of place and hindering with proper speech.
Designed to appear, feel, and behave exactly like a natural tooth, the dental implant restores and even enhances the natural appearance of a person.
Loss of teeth, especially in the anterior region can cause anyone appearance anxiety. It is often the cause of embarrassment for people. The natural appearance of dental implants not only restores a person’s natural smile, it also enhances their self-esteem.
Due to the fact that dentures are removable, they do not stop the natural bone resorption from taking place. As such, the underlying jaw bone routinely changes in shape and size, causing the denture to quickly become uncomfortable thus requiring frequent adjustments or the use of messy adhesives. The dental implant eliminates even the possibility of any of these discomforts.
Improved Quality of Oral Health
Unlike bridges or dentures, there are no requirements of healthy tooth structure being affected, adjusted or removed during the placement of dental implants. The nearby or adjacent teeth are not altered or reduced to support the implant thus allowing the remaining natural teeth to maintain their structure and space. This not only leads to the preservation of the bone, facial structure, smile but also the overall oral health of a patient. Furthermore¸ because the dental implant is often placed as a singular tooth, it can be treated and cleaned exactly like one. This means, patients have easy access to all their teeth and between their teeth for proper brushing, flossing and overall cleanliness thereby improving the oral hygiene standards.
When placed properly and carefully, dental implants are by far the most durable and successful tooth replacement option till date. If you require the replacement of any of your existing or missing teeth, visit us at The Dental Clinic for a professional opinion and thorough consultation to judge your candidacy for dental implants. With correct care, a dental implant has the potential to last you a lifetime.