WHY CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS
Many patients tend to wonder why dentists always advise implants over other replacement options. Here, we have laid down the top reasons why dental implants are the best for replacing missing teeth.
1.Similar to natural teeth:
Your natural teeth have roots that keep them securely anchored to your jawbone. In a similar way, implants form an attachment (which is slightly different from roots of teeth) with the bone in your jaw.
This is possible because dental implants are made of titanium, a metal that has a unique ability to fuse to living bone. After an implant is inserted during a minor procedure done in the dental office, it will become solidly fused to your bone over a period of several months. Once that happens, your implant-supported replacement tooth (or teeth) will feel completely natural.
Among all replacement options currently available, it is the most similar replacement compared to natural teeth.
2.The longest-lasting tooth replacements:
Because dental implants actually become part of your jawbone, they provide the longest lasting solution to tooth loss. Whereas, other methods of tooth replacement (including removable dentures and dental bridges) usually need to be replaced or remade more often.
3.Able to preserve bone:
You may not know it, but bone loss inevitably follows tooth loss. Bone is a living tissue that needs constant stimulation to rebuild itself and stay healthy. In the case of your jawbone, that stimulation comes from the teeth.
When even one tooth is lost, the bone beneath it begins to resorb or melt away. This can give your face a prematurely aged appearance. Dental implants halt this process by fusing to the jawbone and stabilizing it. No other tooth replacement method can offer this advantage.
4.Prevents discomfort related to removable dentures:
Instability, hooks, deterioration of neighboring natural teeth, chewing that is painful at times and disrupted speech.
A full upper removable denture covers the roof of the mouth. Food is more difficult to taste and enjoy. With an implant-supported prosthesis, the roof of the mouth is not covered and food can be completely tasted.
5.Prevents damage to neighboring healthy teeth:
Dental implants have no effect on the health of adjacent natural teeth. Other tooth replacement systems, however, can weaken adjacent teeth. With the dental bridge, for example, the natural teeth on either side of the gap needs to be trimmed (cut).
Likewise, a partial denture relies on adjacent natural teeth for support and may cause those teeth to loosen over time. Dental implants are stand-alone tooth replacements that don’t rely on support from adjacent natural teeth.
6.Easy to maintain:
Caring for implant teeth is usually not very different than caring for your natural teeth. You must brush them and floss them daily. But you’ll never have to apply special creams and adhesives or soak them in a glass overnight, as you would with dentures.
They’ll also never need a filling or a root canal, as the natural teeth supporting dental bridge might. While implants can never decay, they can be compromised by gum disease.
Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dental office for professional cleanings and check-ups is the best way to prevent gum disease, and to ensure your dental implants last a lifetime, as they’re designed to do.