Dental implants can replace a single molar or a complete set of teeth fitted permanently over the jaw. You can have a few as four implants to replace your missing teeth. This arrangement is usually coined as “all-on-four bridge”. How beneficial is a dental implant? Here are some of its advantages:
Works like a normal set of teeth. Your dental implants will look and function almost like your healthy set of teeth. With that advantage, you chew almost anything with your set of dental implants.
Longer life. Unlike other related dental procedures, dental implants will last almost a lifetime with proper care.
No more falling teeth. Probably the most embarrassing moment of your life is having a denture fall out of your mouth while you’re while speaking, or eating. Dental implants fit like a normal set of teeth so you won’t have these embarrassing moments.
Prevent bone loss. About 40% of your jawbone structure will be gone after wearing your dentures in just 6 months. This occurrence is called denture resorption and once the structure of your jawbone is gone, the options for tooth replacement will be limited. Dental implants is better as it encourages bone growth through osseo-integration.
Retain your face contour. Because of the implants supporting the bridges, it will prevent bone loss. Therefore, your natural smile is kept and your facial features all natural.
It’s Permanent. Your dentures might need to get removed after eating or before sleeping at night. Since implants are permanent, you won’t have to worry about that anymore.
No storage issues. Ever had that time where you forgot where you kept your dentures? Or you accidentally drank the water where you kept your dentures? No need to worry about that anymore.
No more handling care. Since it is permanently sits in your teeth, it doesn’t require any special handling care.
Speak like you would. With dentures, you’ll have a hard time speaking normally during the first few days. With dental implants, you won’t have that problem as they work like normal teeth. You’ll be able to speak normally even after the implants were just installed.
No more cavity problems. Since the dental implants are artificial teeth, you won’t have problems with cavities. Just your simple regular brushing routine is all you need to keep your teeth shiny and healthy.
More reliable. Dental implants won’t require any repairs except in rare cases where it needs to be re-tightened.