Dental implants have improved the life experience of many people all over the world. They are an innovative solution to dental problems, such as tooth loss and decay, and can help to give you better quality of eating, talking and drinking. Dental implants are essentially an artificial tooth root. Implants can be used to solve all sorts of dental issues and can hold an artificial tooth or a bridge in place very securely. If you’re considering dental implants then there are three key benefits to bear in mind.
Implants are built to last
More traditional solutions, such as bridges, have a much shorter lifespan than implants. Implants are built to last decades and, as long as you take good care of them, they can give you dental support throughout your life. A bridge on the other hand could have a maximum lifespan of 5-7 years. Not only is it inconvenient to have replacement dental work done over and over again but it can also be expensive. For a more durable and long-term solution, implants definitely have some advantages. It’s also worth noting that dental implants don’t get cavities! This makes them far easy to look after in the long term.
Implants can change your smile
Whether you have missing teeth, or you’ve been struggling with dentures that keep slipping out,, dental implants can give you the confidence to smile. They are a more secure option than dentures and tooth-supported replacement teeth and won’t fall out at the wrong moment or cause food to get uncomfortably stuck. You don’t have to take implants out to clean them, as they remain attached to your gum – all you have to do is look after them as you would a normal tooth. Dental implants can renew confidence if you’ve lost some definition to your face as a result of tooth loss and they won’t interfere with your voice when you speak.
Implants don’t rely on your other teeth
As a dental solution, implants are standalone. Whereas bridges rely on other teeth remaining healthy, implants are not attached to any of the remaining teeth in your mouth. Dental implants stand strong and stable on their own. They can help to avoid jawbone deterioration which sometimes occurs as a result of having gaps in your teeth over a long period of time and they won’t damage existing teeth, as a bridge can. Implants are a great investment in future mouth health and happiness.