There are few things more depressing than not being able to chew properly because of a missing tooth. Even more saddening is the odd looks that you might get when you have large gaps in your smile. Fortunately, there is away to permanently fill in the gaps in your smile using dental implants.
Dental implants are used to substitute the roots of missing teeth. Once they are established, the dentist can use them as anchors for replacement teeth or a crown.
Benefits to oral health
Dental implants are not only necessary for improving the quality of life right now, but are also necessary for preventing further damage to the teeth. Spaces in your smile can increase the chances that you experience tooth decay or gum disease. These conditions can lead to more lost teeth and can also make it more possible that the surviving teeth are knocked out of alignment. This can create larger and more expensive dental problems down the road.
Comfort and convenience
Dental implants fuse with the bone. This makes the dental implant permanent and also more natural-looking. Dentures can slip around in the mouth and even fall out, which can interfere with your ability to speak. Many patients feel that they have more confidence when they have dental implants.
Dental implants are also much more comfortable than dentures. They are like your real teeth and will remain in your mouth for your entire life if you take good care of them. Teeth that are not reduced are much more likely to last.
With other options, such as dental bridges, the tooth must be reduced to an extent in order for the bridge to fit. However, dental implants allow for the nearby teeth to be kept intact.
Suitable for most patients
Implants can be used with any patient. However, they are the most suited for patients who are not able to wear removable dentures. The dentist will inspect your mouth to make sure that you are the right candidate for a dental implant.