Dental implants are one of the most innovative and successful treatments available. They are metal posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The metal posts then fuse to the jawbone, providing a strong foundation for artificial replacement teeth.
Here are four benefits of getting dental implants:
Look Like Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants can be used to replace individual teeth or entire rows of teeth. They are custom designed to match the shape, colour and size of your existing teeth. Your dentist will create a model of your teeth that can be used to design the replacement teeth. This makes them virtually undetectable in your mouth. With regular brushing and flossing, they will look just like your other teeth.
Feel And Act Like Real Teeth
Dental implants feel just like natural teeth because they are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material that your body recognises as a tooth root. You bite down on them just like you would on real teeth, so there's no need for adjusting how you chew or talk with dentures or partial dentures. They also provide a firm base for partial dentures if you need one in addition to your new implant-supported crowns (caps).
Won't Require Root Canal Therapy
Dental implants don't require root canal therapy because they aren't attached to the tooth root, they attach directly into the jawbone instead. So if you have a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy, you may not be able to have it replaced by a dental implant since it will fall out much more easily than one that hasn't been treated this way.
Can Improve Your Smile And Confidence
Dental implants can improve your smile, boost your self-esteem and make eating a more enjoyable experience. They can be used to replace teeth that have been lost due to traumatic injury or gum disease. You may also choose dental implants as a way to close gaps between other teeth in your mouth, which can make it easier for you to eat and speak clearly, as well as prevent future problems with tooth decay and gum disease, such as gingivitis.
Dental implants can be used to permanently replace missing teeth. They provide a permanent solution that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth. The above are four benefits of dental implants. To find out more about dental implants, chat with your dentist today.