Are you reviewing your options to replace a missing or damaged tooth?
The way your teeth look, feel and function impacts your day-to-day. So, the option you choose needs to be right for you and the life you lead. To help you make that decision, we thought we’d put together a list outlining the benefits of dental implants. This will give you an idea of what you can expect and the life-changing impact that’s possible.
Dental implants match your other teeth
You may be worrying that your implant won’t blend in with your other teeth, that it will be obvious it’s not your natural tooth, making you self-conscious when talking or smiling. Well, we want to alleviate that worry. Your dental implant can be matched to your existing teeth in terms of size, shape and colour. Since your implants can go undetected, they’re a popular choice if you’re looking for a discreet solution.
Dental implants function like natural teeth
Dental implants have the strength and stability to function in the same way as your other teeth. This is due to the implant being fixed directly into your jaw. The bone grows around the fixture, fusing together the implant and jaw to give you that natural functionality. Having missing or damaged teeth may mean that you avoid certain foods. But, once healed, implants can give you back your bite.
Promote bone growth and preserve face shape
When you’re missing teeth, bone loss can occur which can impact the structure of your face. Your cheeks can appear sunken, your lips thinner and the length of your face shorter. Getting dental implants can help maintain your face shape. Since they’re placed inside the jaw, implants stimulate bone growth, preventing the deterioration of the jaw and facial collapse.
Easy to maintain
Looking after your dental implants is just like looking after your natural teeth. Brush, floss and go for regular dental check-ups to take care of your implants. This familiar routine makes dental implants a convenient and fuss-free option.
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. How you treat your dental implants impacts their lifespan, so it’s important you look after them by maintaining excellent oral hygiene and going for those regular check-ups at the dentist. Not only does their long-lasting quality cause you less grief, it also means dental implants can be more cost-effective than other options, such as dentures or bridges.
Losing teeth or having teeth that are severely chipped or broken can have a big impact on your self-esteem. From covering your mouth when speaking to avoiding social events, being self-conscious about your teeth can really impact the life you lead. So, if you’re wanting to regain that confidence, dental implants can help. As we mentioned, they look just like your other teeth so can go unnoticed, and their stability gives you the reassurance they’ll stay in place.
Your speech may have been affected as a result of missing teeth. You may lisp or speak less clearly. Dentures can also have an impact on speech; they can slip and cause less fluidity. Dental implants, on the other hand, are sturdy and secure, meaning your natural speech can be restored.
Support your other teeth
Missing teeth can result in misalignment. Over time, your existing teeth can shift towards the empty space. This movement of your other teeth can then affect how you look, how you eat and the ease with which you brush your teeth. What’s more, missing teeth can lead to pain in the jaw and headaches. By getting dental implants, you can fill the gap and protect your natural teeth.
So, now we’ve looked at how dental implants can give you back your smile, why not give us a call to put things in motion. Our team of experts are on hand to answer questions, provide advice and take you through every step of the procedure. Get in touch today on +(44) 0121 288 4552.