Your teeth can impact your everyday. Whether it’s how you feel about them or how they function, your teeth can affect the life you lead.
Which is why many opt for dental implants. Dental implants function, feel and look just like your natural teeth.
If you’re considering dental implants, it’s useful to know why someone might choose this procedure as it can help you determine whether it’s suitable for you. Here we run through some of the common reasons for getting dental implants.
What are dental implants?
If you want to improve the look of your teeth, dental implants are an effective and permanent solution as they behave and appear like real teeth.
Several procedures may be necessary if you have dental implants. As a dental implant replaces both a tooth and its root, the first procedure involves having the implant surgically fixed into the jawbone. This will then need time to heal, allowing the bone to grow around the implant.
Once this has healed, a second procedure is done to place an abutment on top of the implant to support the dental crown.
Since dental implants look natural, are easy to maintain and are long-lasting, they’re quickly becoming a popular alternative to dentures and dental bridges.
Why would you need dental implants?
You’re missing teeth or have cracked teeth
Are you missing teeth, have a significant crack in one of your teeth or severely chipped a tooth? Dental implants can help. They’re an effective means of filling in the gap or replacing a tooth since they can be matched to your existing teeth in terms of size, shape and colour. What’s more, they function just like natural teeth, so there’s no more avoiding certain foods because they’re a struggle to eat.
You don’t want dentures
Dentures can be higher maintenance than dental implants. You look after implants similar to how you look after your natural teeth, so brushing, flossing and going for check-ups.
Dentures, on the other hand, require greater daily care. Daily cleaning involves taking out your dentures to brush them with toothpaste or soap and water, then soaking them in a denture-cleaning solution to get rid of bacteria and stains, before finally brushing them again in the same way you would brush your natural teeth but not too hard. Your gums, tongue and remaining teeth should also be brushed.
Dentures may need to be removed overnight and soaked in water or special dental-cleaning solution, for example.
So, if you don’t think you’d be able to keep up this level of maintenance, dental implants may be the better option.
You have an infection
Dental implants are an effective solution if you’ve got an infected tooth. Infected teeth can sometimes be saved, but severe infections may lead your dentist to advise extraction. If your dentist has told you the tooth has to be taken out, it’s worth considering a dental implant.
Your face is sunken
Missing teeth can result in bone loss over time which can change your face shape. Those that wear dentures can experience this change since dentures don’t stimulate bone growth. Dental implants, on the other hand, promote the growth of the bone, preventing your jaw from shrinking and maintaining your facial structure.
You lack confidence
You may feel self-conscious about your missing or cracked teeth, or having dentures. Perhaps you now always hide your teeth when smiling or try to cover your mouth when talking. Insecurity can have a fundamental impact on your mood and your day-to-day. Dental implants can give you new-found confidence. Since dental implants match your existing teeth, they can help bring back your smile.
Here at MedicoTrips we work with some of the top dental specialists in the country to ensure you get high-quality care and implants. So, if you’re thinking about getting dental implants and want to find out more, give us a call on +(44) 121 288 4552 to chat with one of our experts.