Why Choose Dental Implants Over Other Treatments

June 08, 2016, Langley Dental Practice

Have you ever wondered why dental implants are usually the first option when it comes to restoring damaged or missing teeth?

Closest you can get to natural, healthy teeth

A dental implant is considered the best way to replace a lost tooth because it is resembles the natural look of your tooth and is strong enough to serve all its functions. Other forms of treatment may cause bone deterioration and interfere with everyday activities including smiling, eating and speaking.

Extremely durable

If you're looking for a long-term solution for your damaged teeth, dental implants are your best option. Dental bridges used to be the most popular treatment, but they only last 5 to 7 years. Given proper care and maintenance, they might last up to 10 years, but you'll have to replace them at one point or another. On the other hand, dental implants require periodic adjustments, but you can rest assured that they'll last a lifetime especially when you take the necessary steps to care for it properly.

Good Value

Dental costs in Australia are similar to those in the rest of the first world and though there is some cost to bare, most feel dentures are a fantastic investment as they bring them a higher quality of life.

Live a stress-free life

If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may feel too embarrassed to leave your house. It's as if all eyes are on you, causing you to avoid smiling, laughing or talking to other people. This can severely hamper the way you live your life, and can even lead to anxiety and depression. By getting dental implants, you won't have to go through all this trouble. No need to live a reclusive lifestyle just because you have damaged teeth. Dental implants will bring back that beautiful smile to give you the confidence to face other people once again.

Retain the shape of your face and bring back the glow in your smile

Your teeth play a huge role in maintaining the shape of your face. You may notice older people without teeth have sagging faces, making them look even older than their age. Dental implants can help bring back your natural face shape as well as the gorgeous glow in your smile.

Maintain bone health

You may not realize it right away, but the empty spaces inside your mouth caused by missing teeth can cause health issues including the deterioration of your jawbone. The jawbone gives support to your teeth. When you have a lot of missing teeth, the jawbone no longer serves this function, causing it to deteriorate and lose its firmness.

If you want to preserve the strength of your jawbone, then dental implants are your only option. This dental restoration option allows your jawbone to serve its function once more, stimulating grown and preventing bone loss.

Avoid the pitfalls of dentures

Perhaps the best thing about dental implants is that they enable you to keep your teeth inside your mouth, instead of in a cup. You don't have to worry about wearing dentures and the possibility of it falling out when talking or eating. What's more, brushing, flossing and caring for your natural teeth are the same things you have to do to maintain your dental implants.

Speak without slurring

Wearing dentures can interfere with the way you speak, causing you to slur and mispronounce even the most basic of words. But with dental implants, this wouldn't be an issue at all.

No restrictions in your diet. You can eat all your favorite foods without having to worry about your teeth. There's no need to be cautious each time you bite into that delicious dish. You can eat pretty much anything you want. Dental implants allow you to have a far more pleasant eating experience compared to wearing dentures.

No more cavities. You won't have to deal with cavities any longer if you're using replacement tooth or an implant-restored crown. But you must visit your dentist regularly and practice the basic cleaning methods to keep your gums and mouth as healthy as possible.

Keep your teeth securely in place. One of the biggest downsides to wearing dentures is that it may slip when you talk, laugh, eat, cough or yawn. It seems like you always have to get it back into place. Since dental implants are fixed, you don't have to deal with this problem. You won't even feel the slightest of movements with your replacement teeth.

When using a tooth supported bridge, your healthy teeth may get damaged since it entails grinding away on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The modified healthy teeth provide the necessary support for the bridge. Dental implants are directly fused with the jawbone, right where the missing tooth used to be. This means your other health teeth won't be affected at all. They also prevent healthy teeth from moving toward an adjacent empty space if you have missing teeth for a lengthy period of time.

More reliable than other dental restoration procedures. Dental implants are regarded as being the most reliable dental restoration option when it comes to teeth replacement. They are also considered more predictable compared to other forms of treatment in terms of repairing missing teeth, including removable appliances, bridgework and endodontic therapy.


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