Dental implants have transformed the way in which missing teeth are replaced. Their unique design – which includes a porcelain crown which is attached to a titanium post that is placed into the jaw bone – offers patients a selection of important benefits that are helping to secure the position of dental implants as a superior choice when it comes to tooth replacement.
Here are some of the most common reasons why patients are turning to dental implants to restore the function and beauty of their smile.
They will prevent your teeth from moving the position
Our teeth have the ability to move around in our mouth to take advantage of any space that there is. This means that if you have a gap that opens up as a result of a tooth that has fallen out or been extracted, your other teeth may shift and spread out, causing small gaps to open up between them. This can create a number of complications ranging from increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease since unevenly spaced teeth are harder to keep clean, to the necessity for orthodontic treatment. When you place a dental implant into space, it prevents your other teeth from moving position.
Preserves your jaw bone
Your jaw plays an integral role in housing the root of your tooth, keeping it safe and your tooth secure. When you lose a tooth or have one extracted, the bone that would usually surround the foot begins to deteriorate. This happens because the bone doesn’t receive adequate stimulation without a tooth root. This deterioration can affect the quality and density of your jaw, cause you to lose definition in the appearance of your jaw and, if you spend too long without a tooth, make it difficult for you to have dental implants without another procedure known as bone grafting.
Dental implants are more secure than other tooth-replacement solutions
One of the primary reasons why patients are turning to dental implants is because they offer greater stability and security than other tooth-replacement solutions. This is because the posts used are embedded into the jaw with the bone healing around them, anchoring them permanently in place. This additional stability means that implants are virtually immovable, so there are no embarrassing slips. This also means that you can eat what you want to without worrying that your implant will pull out or be damaged in any way.
Supreme confidence in your smile
Since they rely on the artificial root to support them, and the visible part of the tooth is a custom-designed porcelain crown, you can rest assured that your replacement tooth looks, feels and behaves just like a natural tooth. Implants are so discreet that people around you need never know that you have had an artificial tooth placed, and you will have the benefit of feeling completely secure and confident in the function and appearance of your smile.
If you would like more information about dental implants and their benefits, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced dental team who will be delighted to offer their assistance.