If it is true that you are never fully dressed without a smile, then we want to make sure your smile is one you can be proud of. If missing teeth is making that difficult, remember you have options. Here are just a few reasons dental implants may be the game-changer for your grin.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants serve as intervention in the case of tooth loss, whether by accident, poor oral hygiene, or disease. Implants replace lost teeth roots with titanium posts fused directly into the jawbone and the teeth themselves with porcelain prosthetic crowns. They are a permanent solution that function as natural teeth.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
There are many choices when it comes to replacing lost teeth. While dentures and other alternatives have their advantages, the pros of permanent implants are overwhelming. Aside from the cosmetic aspects of replacing teeth, the use of implants can have positive psychological and physiological effects as well.
Most Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants follow the structure of a natural tooth, with a root embedded in the jawbone to provide security and durability. For implants, that root is made of titanium, a durable metal with the ability to fuse to bone. Dental implants provide structural security and the personal security of knowing that your teeth will never shift or fall out. The care of dental implants is the same as one’s natural teeth, daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist.
You know what they say about first impressions. A person’s smile is very often the first thing people notice, and if that person is not proud of that smile, it can be distracting for both parties. Speaking with missing teeth or even with dentures can be frustrating or awkward, especially if the odd whistle squeaks out. Having a healthy smile can inspire confidence that naturally affects one’s whole demeanor. Dental implants can remove the worry of lost teeth and help you feel you are putting your best foot forward.
Eating is meant to be an enjoyable activity; however, eating without a full set of teeth can be painful and uncomfortable, especially at social gatherings. Even removable artificial teeth like dentures can make the process complicated by shifting, and not all foods can be eaten with dentures or without teeth. Because dental implants are permanent, they function as natural teeth, never shifting and allowing carrots back on the menu.
Prevent Bone Loss and Bolster Dental Integrity
Teeth loss can result in the shift of one’s bite, which in turn can lead to issues with dental occlusion (or how one’s teeth come together). The permanent nature of dental implants helps prevent the subtle shifting of teeth that can occur with removable teeth implants.
Even more importantly, teeth loss can result in the weakening of the jaw. Without teeth to support, the jawbone, which is living tissue, weakens and begins to break down. Superficially, this can cause a face to appear prematurely aged, and structurally it reduces the integrity of the jaw. Implants prevent this by fusing to and stabilizing the jawbone.
An Enduring Tooth Replacement Solution
The point of an implant is that it becomes a part of the jaw. It is a permanent solution. With proper care, an implant should never need replacement or repair, and it can certainly never be left at a restaurant or lost under the couch. Dental implants are meant to last a lifetime and provide the best long-term value for teeth replacement.
Easy to Care for
The care for implants is the same as that of regular teeth: brushing and flossing daily. Implants do not decay and are meant to last a lifetime. They are susceptible to gum disease, just as your gums would be without the implant, but daily basic care and regular visits to the dentist office are preventatives for infection.
At Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants, we offer several different dental implant options, including single-tooth, multi-tooth, and all-on-4 implants. The process starts with a consultation and results in an implant and recovery measures that are unique to you.
We know that getting dental work is a vulnerable process. Here at Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants, we strive to help people feel safe on their journeys to live up to their dental potential. If you have further questions or think dental implants may be the right fit for you, please contact us.