Dental implants are changing the way people live. Millions of Americans are missing teeth and replacement with implants are becoming one of the most popular ways to restore a smile with confidence. Dental implants not only restore function and feel like natural teeth, but offer the most aesthetic solution of all dental restorations. Whether you are missing a single tooth, an entire arch, or all of your teeth, dental implants are the greatest comprehensive replacement for your natural teeth.
Many patients may opt for a removable denture or complete denture as a stepping stone to dental implants after one or more natural teeth are removed. More often than not, patients return requesting implants because they are the closest treatment option to your actual teeth. They look, feel, and function as though you never lost a tooth. Here are ten reasons to consider dental implants if you are missing one or more teeth.
1. Natural looking restoration
There is no better aesthetic restoration than a dental implant. When a titanium screw osseointegrates into the jaw bone, it acts as a root and a crown will sit on top. The custom crown looks and feels just like a natural tooth. Dental implants in San Diego offer the finest laboratories to create a personalized crown with porcelain or zirconia that you won’t be able to tell what is lab made and what is an actual tooth.
Dental implants have a long-term success of around 95%. This means you have decades and decades with your new tooth without worrying you will need a replacement. Implants are the only true permanent dental solution compared to removable dentures or dental bridges that may need replacement in the future.
3. Improved function
Anyone with a loose denture understands how important it is to have a dental prosthetic that is stable and firm. Dental implants improve your function to eat, speak, and laugh without the worry of a denture slipping. No more denture adhesive. No more eating issues. No more speech problems. Dental implants will immediately feel like your natural tooth to improve your overall and dental health.
4. Cavity resistant
If you are missing teeth, there is a good chance the cause was from tooth decay. Dental implants are fabricated from biocompatible materials and are artificial, making them cavity resistant. You will still need to care for your implants like natural teeth by brushing regularly and attending routine dental visits to ensure your implant success
5. Low maintenance
You need to care for your dental implants like natural teeth by brushing and flossing, but there is much less maintenance than caring for dentures. Dentures require daily cleaning, denture adhesive, repairs and relines, and adjustments. Dental implants are permanent and rarely cause any issues once completed.
6. Preserves jawbone
When you are missing teeth, your jaw bone recedes, which is why denture fit can change over time and cause them to become loose. With a dental implant, it fuses to your natural bone leading to continuous stimulation of bone cells and prevents deterioration. Dental implants leave your jawbone more stable and less susceptible to fractures and injury.
7.Maintains facial aesthetics
When you replace missing teeth with dental implants it helps build bone, preserve your jawbone shape, and maintain a youthful appearance. This is why you may notice a sunken face or older appearance for younger people with missing teeth. Dental implants can prevent an aged appearance and preserve your younger looks.
8. Safer for your natural teeth
Missing teeth is like a domino effect. When you lose one, it causes others to shift and supra-erupt. This condition leaves you with more long-term dental problems that can be costly and uncomfortable. If you choose to get a dental bridge, it usually requires two healthy adjacent teeth to be shaved down for crown anchors. Dental implants prevent shifting and any damage to adjacent teeth.
9. Improves your confidence
There is no better accessory than your smile and a full, bright smile can impact your relationships and career. Dental implants can replace a front tooth and drastically change someone’s quality of life. You will no longer feel self-conscious when smiling or laughing now that you can comfortably eat, drink, and laugh with a permanent, natural tooth.
Dental implants are a major investment into your dental health. However, when you consider long-term costs of denture repairs and replacements or replacing a dental bridge, dental implants are cost effective. Many times, payment plans are offered to help make your dental implant treatment affordable and comfortable for you.
There is no greater option for the replacement of missing teeth than dental implants. Call our dental office in San Diego today to discuss how implants can improve your look and function. It is an upgrade that can drastically change your life for the good.