Sadly a lot of people have problems with their teeth which are completely outside of their control, and this can be both painful and very problematic in later life. Routine things we take for granted like smiling or eating can become excruciating and a daily chore. This can sometimes lead to people looking for a proven and safe solution in the form of dental implants.
So what are dental implants?
Before we dig into the top 3 reasons why you will love dental implants it’s worth a quick gloss over how they work, as understandably most people don’t know what they are and what they can do.
The dental implant is something which is surgically positioned inside your mouth, in a place just into your jawbone. An implant is different from a denture, as it cannot come loose and be moved out of place meaning that juicy steak is one step closer. This makes it easier for dentists to insert permanent teeth or a bridge into the area to forever help create a dazzling smile.
Reason 1: Dental Implants Are Permanent & Secure
Not everyone wants dentures in later life, taking them out every day before bed can be a daily chore. Dental implants work differently as they fuse with the jawline, as opposed to just sitting on top of it as most dentures would. They cannot slip out or fall out, so you can speak and eat with confidence and not have to feel exposed or worried that they are going to fall out mid-conversation.
They can be used as an alternative to dentures in places where they would not be possible, in part due to things like sore spots or poor ridges within the mouth. They also do not require any changes to be made to your existing teeth to be put in, so it is a much more comfortable process.
There are two types of implants that are considered by dentists to be safe for your mouth. One of these is called an endosteal implant. This variant of the dental implant requires a surgical fusion into the jawline and needs the gum line to heal. Once it has been healed, then a second surgery is conducted to make sure that you can then attach a tooth safely to the implant.
The second type of implant is called subperiosteal implants. These are comprised of a metal frame, and that frame is fitted into the jawbone at a spot just below the gum tissue. From there, it is a matter of allowing the gum line to heal up before adding the teeth to the frame and the posts as required.
Reason 2: Dental Implants Can Improve Your Appearance
When your jawbone starts to deteriorate because of your missing teeth, it can often cause your face to appear sunken in. This can happen no matter what age you are and can make you look years older than you are.
A common complaint we hear from people with dentures is they dislike having thin lips and sunken cheeks. They say to never judge a book by its cover; however, this doesn’t ring true in our day to day social interactions. The reality is that our appearance is very important and Dental implants provide the stimulus your body needs and require to produce dense, healthy jawbone material and keep your face looking full and youthful.
On top of this, they provide people with the confidence they need to be able to talk and eat safely without worry about the teeth coming loose and can help people enjoy their lives to the fullest. The British Dental Association has a free guide you can download here.
Reason 3: Dental Implants halt further deterioration and are easy to manage
Dental Implants will help prevent your existing teeth from shifting into space. What tends to happen when you have lost a tooth is that the nearby teeth will slowly begin to fill in space. Long-term this can cause extreme dental complications.
Unevenly spaced or crowded teeth are also harder to keep clean and could cost you a fortune down the road in orthodontic care. Placing a dental implant now will keep your teeth properly spaced and make it easy to keep them clean.
Remember the way that dentures are designed means that they need replacing every five to seven years, which, once again, doesn’t help you to forget that you have missing teeth.
They also require some additional cleaning to natural teeth, so it can be a bit of a nuisance if you’re looking for a simple solution.
If you are interested in learning more you can access further information here.
Envisage Dental is an award-winning dental group with a particular focus on nervous patients and dental implants.
About The Author:
Sandy graduated with Distinction from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Sandy completed extensive further training in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry and has practiced for over a decade in private healthcare. Sandy furthered her training and attained the prestigious Membership of Joint Dental Faculty from the Royal College of Surgeons and with the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia.