Although considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure, dental implants offer significant oral health benefits. They stop your remaining teeth from shifting towards a gap, creating alignment issues. This can lead to those teeth becoming loose and falling out, too. Bone loss is also associated with tooth loss, since the tooth roots are no longer there to stimulate the jaw bone. The artificial root post in dental implants will perform this action, however, to prevent this issue and the vicious cycle that can arise, where more teeth are likely to become loose and fall out, making the situation worse. This can cause your facial structure to deteriorate, with a shortened jaw and sunken face.
Dental implants are a great way to replace teeth, with a natural look and feel. Dental implants function the same way as natural teeth, with even an artificial root! You take care of them the same way as your other teeth, and with proper care and good oral hygiene, they can last a long time. They are considered a permanent solution for tooth replacement, since dental implants cannot be taken out, unlike removable dentures. This means they feel very secure, for added comfort.
Dental implants make eating and speaking easier, since they don't slip like removable dentures can. Gaps can cause difficulties with speaking and eating. They are sturdy enough to hold implant supported dentures, if several teeth need replacing, for another secure and comfortable option.
Dental implants are convenient. They don't have to be removed at bedtime, and you don't don't need special adhesives or cleansers - for dental hygiene, you just brush and floss regularly.