42% of Irish adults are missing teeth. Tooth loss can leave us all feeling self-conscious and looking for solutions. Your dentist probably suggested dental implants, but you might be nervous about that. It’s a big step to take. Don’t worry, we’re here to help ease those nerves. Read on for 10 benefits of dental implants.
Prevents Bone Loss
What people don’t realise is when you lose teeth, you often lose some of the mass of your jawbone. Your jawbone needs the friction from your teeth connecting to keep its mass. Dental implants are currently the only option on the market that maintains that jaw bone friction.
Matches Your Other Teeth
You can get implants in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Your dentist and you will work out a design to suit your needs.
They’ll make sure they make the color of your other teeth and fit the gap seamlessly. So no one will know.
Retains Bite Force
Implants are anchored by a titanium post to your jaw; in essence, replacing the tooth’s root. As such, when you bite down, you’ll have about the same amount of force as you did with your natural teeth.
Other options don’t allow as much bite force as they only attach to your gums. Without the anchor, they can also be prone to rubbing and slipping.
Prevents Facial Shape Changes
Your teeth are important in supporting the structure of your face. If you lose teeth, then you also lose that support. This can then lead to a change in face shape further down the line.
Dental implants, by their nature, provide the same support as your natural teeth (or similar). This means they will help prevent any facial shape changes.
Aids Natural Speech
Some options like dentures had had an effect on your pronunciation. Having missing teeth can also affect the way your speech sounds. Because implants function as normal teeth, you’ll find your speech flows a lot easier.
Won’t Get Cavities
You still need to care for artificial teeth to prevent bacteria and infection. But the material that the make up the implants cannot decay. That means no pesky cavities in your implants!
Easy to Care For
That care we mentioned is easy to do too. All you do is brush and floss as normal.
You don’t need to buy anything special to look after them. You don’t need that glass beside your bed either. All they need is brushing and flossing like your natural teeth.
No Embarrassing Slippage
A big source of insecurity is the fact that options like dentures can slip inside your mouth. This can happen when you’re laughing, eating out, or speaking. That titanium anchor holds implants in so there will be no embarrassing slippage.
Offers Support for Adjacent Teeth
When you lose a tooth, the resulting gap can cause neighbouring teeth to shift. This can cause misalignment and leave your remaining teeth crooked. Dental implants fill that gap, so they offer remaining teeth the support they need to stay in place.
A Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss
A lot of other options can break and need to be replaced. Or you’ll need to take them in for repairs. When you get dental implants, they’re designed to last you a lifetime.
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So there you have it! Now you know the benefits of dental implants.
The biggest range of benefits comes from the fact that implants have been designed to act like your natural teeth, but without the bad parts. You won’t see facial changes, speech impairments and there won’t be any of that embarrassing slippage.
So what are you waiting for? If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us today to see how we can help.