A missing tooth is a problem that can make you uncomfortable every time you look in the mirror. In addition to hampering the quality of your smile and leading to confidence issues, a missing tooth can cause a multitude of other problems. Difficulty in chewing, shifting teeth, speech issues, and even bone loss in the jaw are some other problems arising from missing teeth.
The good news is that dental implants have been in use for over 70 years to replace missing teeth. Now, they are the standard of care for restoring functionality in a rapidly deteriorating mouth. In short, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Dental implants are an effective and long-lasting alternative. Made of biocompatible material like metal or ceramic, implants mimic the natural tooth’s look and feel, making the difference unnoticeable.
Dental Implants are the closest thing to real teeth. They are made to have a look, feel, and function like your natural teeth so you don’t have to hide that smile anymore and make you more confident about it. it is also important to note that dental implants may provide better long-term value than our conventional teeth replacement options.
Here are 5 ways in which dental implants can benefit you
Better smile dentistry
When it comes to aesthetics, everyone wants to have that gorgeous smile, and with dental implants, they can. They are designed to look more natural than what a traditional tooth-supported bridge looks. Forestalling an obvious bone deformity is essential for a beautiful, healthy smile and an improved overall appearance.
Better Oral Hygiene
Dental implants allow for better access between teeth, improving oral hygiene. In this way, dental implants can help protect you against periodontal and inflammatory diseases. Improved oral hygiene prevents plaque build-up between teeth and stops harmful and opportunistic mouth bacteria from taking root and inflaming surrounding gum tissue.
Additionally, owing to the material with which implants are created, cavities cannot form in your new tooth. Once you have an implant tooth, there is no need to invest in any special material to clean and maintain it. Regular brushing and flossing are enough.
Better long-term oral health
Dental implants that are well thought and cared for generally offer ‘survival rates,’ which are better than other teeth replacement options. Dental implants save normal tooth tissue by maintaining a strategic distance from the need to chop down adjoining teeth, as is done in conventional bridgework.
Your jawbone needs the stimulation that it gets when the teeth connect, to maintain the overall mass. A lost tooth also means a loss in bone in the jaw. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that continues the process of jaw bone stimulation like natural teeth and prevents bone loss.
A long-lasting and reliable option
With the help of proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last as long as a lifetime. Your dental implant may never need replacement if it is not damaged accidentally, or you develop an infection for any reason in the vicinity. Another reason for replacement may be that the implant becomes loose. It is important to visit your dentist at regular intervals and check-up to ensure that your dental implant is healthy and functioning normally.
Improves how you eat
Dental implants permit both your smile and mouth function to be more natural, which brings about increase comfort, certainty, and confidence when smiling, talking, and eating. Dental implants are anchored into the jaw with a titanium post replacing the tooth root. Other tooth replacement options aren’t anchored in place but sit on top of the gums. ‘Bite force’ or the weight you bring to bear with your teeth on to your food when chewing, is almost as good as a natural tooth with a dental implant.
Oak Brook smiles with us
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry with implants, the benefits are obvious. The procedure itself requires the utmost expertise to ensure that the implants last long and safe and actually aid your long-term oral health.
Everyone wants their smile to light up a room, and with implants it is possible.
Receiving dental implants is a thorough process. Surgery is required to prepare the mouth and to insert the implant. Following the procedure, several weeks to months, is necessary for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up to anchor the device.
Implants require proper care to ensure their long-lasting qualities. If you are looking for a natural-looking, sustainable option for tooth replacement, book an appointment with Dr. Kimet or call Dental Care of Oak Brook today. We offer General and Cosmetic Dentistry for all ages.
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