Dental Implants Have Several Benefits Over Other Alternatives
Teeth are essential parts of our bodies. Missing a tooth can have several negative implications for a person such as reduced self-esteem, increased risk of oral infections, trouble speaking and eating correctly and many others. A missing tooth is a problem that you shouldn’t hesitate to fix especially with the full range of treatment options available. We will talk about benefits of dental implants over other options.
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Currently, there are three main treatment options for missing teeth namely dentures, bridges and crowns, and dental implants. Let’s look closer at dental implants and their benefits over other treatment options for missing teeth.
First, dental implant are the artificial roots of your tooth. They are typically made of titanium. We insert implants into your jaw bone or socket of a missing tooth. With time, the surrounding jaw bone grows around the root of the implant thus firmly holding it in place just like a healthy tooth.
Dentures are another dental solutions for missing teeth. Dentures are removable replacement teeth that are typically attached to a soft plastic base. There are two kinds of dentures; partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used where some sections of the natural teeth are missing. Furthermore, complete dentures are used where entire teeth are missing.
Bridges are artificial teeth suspended between crowns. Crowns are individual caps that fit over your existing teeth and typically made of porcelain or ceramic material.
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, you are undoubtedly wondering which of the above options is best suited for you. Well, it’s already an established fact that dental implants have significant advantages over other treatment options for missing teeth.
Here are some benefits of dental implants:
1. Better Natural Feel and Function
This is considered the most significant benefit of dental implants over other treatment options. Dental implants offer a better natural feel and function because they bond directly with your jaw structure over time to become very strong, much like healthy teeth.
Dental implants therefore feel more comfortable, natural and stable especially when talking and eating. This is something that many people look for in a dental solution for missing teeth.
2. Little Maintenance Needed
Because dental implants are very similar to your regular teeth, they do not need any special maintenance or care. All that is necessary is to brush and floss daily like you usually do.
On the other hand, dentures require a little bit more time and effort to maintain as you need to remove them and clean them after meals. You also need to soak the dentures overnight and rinse your mouth before inserting them. Dentures also need special adhesives to hold them in place when they are in your mouth.
3. How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants offer the best longevity when compared to other options as they can last a lifetime with proper care. Bridges and crowns have a lifespan of around 10 to 15 years while dentures may need replacing more often. Dentures are can have lots of wear and tear over time, and some teeth may fall off the plastic base over time.
4. Are Implants More Stable?
No one wants to have teeth that move around or can fall off as they talk or eat. This sometimes occurs with dentures. Because of natural changes in the mouth that may occur due to factors such as age, dentures may become loose or ill-fitting which affects their stability in the mouth. However, with implants, stability increases with time.
5. Promote Health of Existing Teeth
Implants can help to promote the health of other teeth in your mouth. Because your jaw structure is strengthened and stabilized by choosing to insert an implant, other teeth in your mouth are less likely to shift or slide over time.
Now we hope you understand the benefits of dental implants a little more.
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