Dental implants benefit patients in a variety of ways, including:
There are some other benefits that implant patients can also gain. Among these are:
Improved self-esteem and confidence
Dental implants have a unique ability to improve one’s self-esteem and confidence. Patients often say how much younger they look and feel upon receiving them. Along with this youthful appearance comes the ability to eat the foods they once enjoyed before dental problems limited their dietary options.
Other forms of corrective dentistry require a series of procedures over time to achieve desired results. Dental implants are a time-effective dental option which quickly rewards the patient with a beautiful, healthy smile in a fraction of the time braces or other methods necessitate.
Better Facial Stability
Dental implants protect against the excess degradation of bone, particularly the bones of our jaws and face. Once a person loses enough of their natural teeth, the stimulation of bone growth in our jaws is gone. Because of this, a leeching affect occurs that causes bone reabsorption into the body, causing more tooth to become loose, then lost. Once this process reaches advanced stages, facial weakening and collapse can occur.
Even dentures can become cumbersome to wear once a person’s facial structures begin to deteriorate. The areas which are most affected by these processes are the lips, which have a tendency to purse or fold in; wrinkles around the mouth and chin, which often become more pronounced; and an overall look of aging, which tends to show up on the individual’s face. Dental implants can remedy all of these problems; correcting the loss of bone and reversing premature aging associated with tooth loss.
Relief From Embarrassment
Dental implants remove the embarrassment factor for many patients. Whereas dentures need to be removed, cleaned, and often soaked to remove any unsightly stains, implants can be tended to in the same manner as natural teeth.
More Natural, Functional Mouth
With dental implants, the mouth is restored as closely as possible to its natural state. By replacing the entire tooth, including the root, it is possible to replicate the function of natural teeth with a strong, stable foundation that allows comfortable biting and chewing. Because of the implant's natural mechanics, there is no artificial feeling in a wearer's mouth. In this day and age, dental implants are as natural in appearance and function as we can get in the realm of restorative dentistry.
Significant Smile Improvement
Everyone wants to have a nice, straight smile, and dental implants are one way a person can improve their own. Dental implants are more effective than bridges at presenting an aesthetically pleasing smile. The front of a person’s mouth is one area where dental implants shine, removing the impulse to smile closed-mouthed or to hide the smile behind a hand.
Quality of Life Enhancement
With dental implants, the appearance of the smile is restored to its former beauty and the teeth function more naturally than with other restorative options. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking and eating. If dentures and partials are replaced with implant supported teeth, the overall gains in quality of life are even more significant, with an ability to eat all types of foods, eliminate messy adhesives, and improve speech, comfort and appearance.
A person’s quality of life is restored by dental implants because they are the closest thing to Mother Nature’s blueprint we have yet devised in terms of dentistry. The patient’s smile, from an aesthetic point of view, is brought back to life - as is the normal functioning of mouth structures. Dental implants succeed where other options, such as dentures and partials (which require repeated refitting and messy adhesives) lag behind.
Schedule an appointment with implant dentist Dr. Stephen Brown of The Perio Group to learn more about the benefits of Dental implants