Benefits of Dental Implants
There was a time when, if you lost your teeth, you didn’t have many options. Bridges and dentures were all that was available, but dental implants have provided a third possibility. As replacement tooth roots, dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. With implants as a foundation for teeth, patients can choose from “fixed” or removable teeth that are expertly crafted to match a patient’s natural teeth.
Even with advances in dental care, it doesn’t change the fact that tooth loss will still occur. It may come as a result of gum disease, tooth decay, or genetic predisposition. Genetics plays a big role and even patients who take pristine care of their teeth might experience tooth loss. There’s no need to struggle with dentures or feel embarrassed when dental implants are available. The advantages are immense.
The Many Upsides to Dental Implants
A person’s smile impacts their confidence, looks, and even job prospects. Dental implants can drastically improve a person’s appearance and, when the teeth are designed with care and state-of-the-art tools, nobody but a dentist will be able to identify them. Implants fuse directly to the bone, so they look, act and feel just like natural teeth.
Another perk is the potential for improved speech. Patients who have struggled with ill-fitting dentures know all too well that speech can be impacted. One slip of a denture can cause slurred speech, fumbled words—and plenty of embarrassment. Dental implants completely nix that problem, allowing patients to reclaim their voice. Whether you depend on speech for your career, karaoke nights or simply to feel comfortable with family and loved ones, you deserve a life free of worrying when your speech might slip.
Just the Beginning
Implants are also much more convenient than other options like dentures. There’s no need to remove them at night, and most patients even forget their implants aren’t their actual teeth. They’re also extremely sturdy and durable. With proper care, maintenance and checkups, there’s no reason implants won’t last a lifetime.
Compared to bridges, dental implants are also better for your oral health and hygiene. Getting a bridge requires “reducing” your natural teeth, but that’s not necessary with implants. There’s also proper space left between teeth since implants are individual, allowing patients to more easily reach and clean between teeth for flossing and brushing.
Finally, dental implants are simply more comfortable than other options. There’s no annoyance when removing dentures or endless battles to adequately floss between teeth. They make eating easier, with no slipping and sliding that dentures can cause. Indulge in your favorite treats without a second thought—nothing is off the table.
For those ready to take the next step and get the smile they deserve, not to mention the convenience, Dr. David Verschueren at Northwest Oral & Facial Surgery has the professional dental staff to make it happen. Don’t let tooth loss stop you from fully enjoying your life. Dental implants are customized and designed to become a part of you, making your life simpler and more enjoyable.