How do you feel about your smile? Our smiles are one of the first things people notice about us. That is because nice teeth can give the impression of health and vitality. Missing teeth can be embarrassing, and negatively impact the health of your mouth and jaw. Thankfully, there are a few options available if you have missing teeth, including dental implants. Following are some benefits of dental implants.
Your smile can convey health, vitality and confidence!
Dental Implants Look Like Real Teeth
Unlike dentures, dental implants are the next best thing to having your real teeth. They look natural, and it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a dental implant and a real tooth. That's something to smile about!
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
Because dental implants fuse with your jaw, they prevent the bone loss that can occur with missing teeth. When your jawbone is not supporting natural teeth, it may deteriorate, affecting the shape of your jaw and face. Dental implants replace your natural teeth, thereby inhibiting bone loss and promoting healthy bone growth.
No Embarrassing Slip-Ups
Dentures may loosen as your jawbone changes over time. Then when you least expect it, your dentures may separate from your gum line and cause an embarrassing situation. There's no need to worry about this with dental implants. Dental implants fit securely and snugly, working and acting just like real teeth.
Implants Don't Need To Be Replaced
If you've ever had a removable or even a permanent bridge to replace a few missing teeth, you know that after several years you will probably need a new one. Dental implants, on the other hand, are a more permanent solution and may last a lifetime with proper care and cleaning.
Dental Implants Do Not Get Cavities
They look like real teeth. They act like real teeth, but they won't decay like real teeth. Dental implants have most of the benefits of natural teeth, but unlike your real teeth, you can be sure you will never get cavities in your dental implants.
Dental Implants Will Not Interfere With Healthy Teeth
When a cosmetic dentist performs bridgework to replace missing teeth, the healthy teeth surrounding the area are filed to accommodate the bridge. This causes further damage to your teeth and may result in additional problems over time. Dental implants do not require support from surrounding teeth, leaving them healthy and intact.
You Can Eat Your Favorite Foods
Dentures and bridges may look nice, but often they can interfere with the enjoyment of certain foods. They can slip or break when biting into something firm, causing embarrassment and additional dental work. Because dental implants work like natural teeth, they allow you to confidently enjoy the foods you love.
Enjoy your favorite foods.
Implants Won't Affect Your Speech Like Dentures Can
Sometimes dentures can change the way your voice sounds. Perhaps they slip when you speak, preventing you from pronouncing your words the way you used to. Because dental implants are as natural as your own teeth, you will never have to worry about how you sound to others.
They Will Keep You Smiling
Dental implants can restore your confidence and your smile. When you have beautiful teeth, people will notice, and you will find yourself smiling a whole lot more.
Dental Implants Are More Predictable Than Other Types Of Tooth Replacement
When compared to dentures and bridges, dental implants have proven to be a long term, reliable option for people with missing teeth. The reliability and predictability of success with dental implants surpasses other tooth replacement options.
Nothing can take the place of the teeth you were born with, but dental implants are the next best thing. There are countless benefits to having dental implants when compared to other types of tooth restoration, and improving your beautiful smile is only the beginning!
Our team at Watkin Dental Associates are experts in cosmetic dentistry. We accept most dental insurance plans, and provide you with access to all dental specialists in one convenient location. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, or make an appointment, please contact us today!