Benefits of Dental implants, are they a good or a bad idea – this piece looks at the positives of this dentistry technique.
Who is a good candidate for getting Dental Implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, or have any decayed or broken teeth that are beyond repair, then usually the best option is implants. If you are feeling uncomfortable with your bridge, partial denture or dentures, then implant technology might benefit you.
What are the benefits of Dental implants?
Here we specify 05 main benefits of dental implants.
Dental Implants act like natural teeth
One main advantage that implants provide is they restore your full chewing ability. A majority of patients are unable to tell the difference between implant teeth and their natural teeth. They can eat completely normal with them, and also floss and brush normally also.
Dental Implants are able to last a lifetime
Dental bridges might only last about 10 years. However, dental implants are able to last a lifetime. Implants are made out of titanium and are integrated with the jawbone. They are bio-compatible, so they are non-toxic and the body does not reject them. They make a very powerful replacement tooth overall.
Bone loss is prevented by Dental Implants
Bone loss happens in the jaw whenever there aren’t any implants or tooth roots to keep the jaw bone stimulated.
In places where there are no teeth, the jaw bone within the empty spaces will deteriorate due to insufficient stimulation. If an implant isn’t placed during the first year after a losing a tooth, around 25% of the bone volume will be lost, and bone loss will continue over time.
Dentures may even accelerate bone loss since they frequently become loss, and then end up rubbing against the bony ridge, which causes bone to wear away gradually. Since an implant replaces not only the tooth but the root as well, and normal chewing is restored, the necessary stimulation is provided for natural bone growth to occur.
Dental Implants help with keeping adjacent teeth stable
Adjacent teeth may end up shifting crookedly towards the gap left by a missing tooth. Your teeth are then pulled out of position and can affect your appearance, chewing ability and bite. It may interfere and make it difficult late on to replace the tooth. A poor bite may also lead to problems developing with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and might result in headaches and pain.
Dental Implants help to prevent gum disease
A gap from a missing tooth can serve as a trap for bacteria and food that may result in gum disease. Dental Implants may prevent premature aging and facial sagging.
One potential unwanted effect from bone loss that can be caused by missing teeth is facial sagging. The lower third part of the face begins to collapse, and closes the distance gradually between the chin and tip of the nose. Changes may include a more pointed chin, thinning lips, excessive wrinkles around the mouth, and making a person appear older than he or she really is.