Even though there have been massive improvements in dental care, millions of Americans have suffered from tooth loss, and this is mostly because of tooth decay, some injury or simply gingivitis. For so many years now, the treatment option that is left is that people with missing teeth should go for dentures or bridges.
But what are Dental Implants exactly? Many people are unaware and may confuse that these are actually replacement tooth roots. Implants give you strong foundations for permanent or removable teeth that are created to match your original teeth. Here are the benefits of getting Dental Implants.
Improved Appearance of Your Teeth
Dental Implants feel and look like your own teeth. Because they are specifically made to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
With poor fitting dentures, the teeth can easily slip within the mouth and lead you to start slurring your words or speaking as if you are mumbling. Dental implants ensure that you speak without worrying that your teeth might slip.
Since they become a part of your tooth, they do not come with the discomfort posed by removable dentures.
Makes Eating Easier
Sliding dentures can make chewing very difficult for you. Dental implants function the same way your teeth do; they allow you to eat anytime and anywhere you want with confidence, and without discomfort while munching.
Improves Your Self Esteem
Dental implants are there to give you your smile back and allow you to feel better about yourself.
Improves Your Oral Health
Dental Implants never need that you reduce other teeth; this is what a tooth supported bridge does. This is because the nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant; more of the teeth are left intact. This improves the long term oral health.
Individual implants allow you easier access between your teeth and improve the oral hygiene.
They are Durable
With good care implants can last a lifetime. Otherwise everyone who has harshly used these knows that they last a lot of years.
Implants are Convenient
Removable dentures are well… removable unlike the implants. They eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience that comes with removing them, along with you bothering with messy adhesives just to keep these in place.
Who Should Get These
Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a dental extraction can take on such dental implants. Patients need to have healthy gums as well as enough bone in that area to properly hold the implant. On top of that, it is important that these people are strict about their oral hygiene and are not in the habit if delaying their visits to the dentist.
Heavy smokers as well as people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders like heart disease or diabetes will be evaluated first.
The success rate of dental implants varies in all cases. It mostly depends on where exactly in the jaw the implants are being placed but generally they boast of a success rate of 98% and that is without premium care from patient’s end.