Do you have missing teeth? Maybe more than one? Teeth usually need to be extracted for one of two reasons. Either due to excessive decay or progressive bone loss from periodontal disease.
Considering that almost half of our adult population is struggling with periodontal disease, it is not surprising that at least one tooth is missing in our country.
In the past, if you had missing teeth, your only option for treatment was a full, partial denture or a bridge. This is no longer the case in the development of dentistry. Dental implants are now often the best option for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace just one or more teeth. So what are the top 10 reasons why dental implants are your best option?
What is an implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium, zirconium, or ceramic screw placed in the jaw to replace the root of the missing tooth. The surrounding bone slowly fuses to the implant and serves to hold the implant securely in place. This implant (also known as an abutment) provides the structure in which a false tooth (crown or implant supported bridge) can be attached.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants look like natural teeth
After the treatment is complete, the result looks completely natural and visually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Ceramic implants are ivory like a natural root and offer an aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal implants.
Makes you feel like your natural teeth
Because implants work exactly like a natural tooth, you can forget about them. Caring for implant teeth is no different than taking care of your natural teeth. You should brush and floss them every day, but you don’t need to apply special creams and glues or soak them in a glass overnight as you would with dentures. In addition, they never need a filling or root canal as natural teeth supporting a bridge can.
They are durable – usually last a lifetime
Dental implants have a 98% success rate and the way they work gives them unrivaled durability by becoming a part of your jawbone. If you maintain good oral hygiene and continue regular dental checkups following this treatment, the implant is likely to last a lifetime.
Considered as a life-long treatment, implants are not costly
A common concern is that dental implants are more expensive than other options, and this is often true in terms of initial cost. However, this does not give the whole picture. A dental implant is likely to last a lifetime, so the annual cost may be lower than alternative treatments that may need to be replaced or corrected in subsequent years.
Your quality of life will not be affected (even improved!)
As your dentist, we recommend eating healthy and limiting sugar, but no matter what you choose to eat, your dental implant will not hold you back. Implant teeth allow you to eat, talk and smile with complete confidence because they never slip or shift like removable options.
They can prevent bone loss
If the tooth is not replaced, it inevitably leads to bone loss. Unlike other replacement options, dental implants can help stimulate the bone to rebuild itself and stay healthy by fusing and stabilizing the jawbone. You may wonder why it is important to prevent bone loss in this way. It helps keep the jaw and gums strong, reducing the chance of fractures and other oral health problems from developing and affecting the rest of the mouth.
They do not compromise the health of other teeth
Dental implants have no effect on the health of adjacent natural teeth; however, other tooth replacement options can weaken adjacent teeth and make them more prone to decay.
Dental implants can replace any number of teeth
If two or more teeth are missing, the gaps must be closed as quickly as possible to avoid mispositioning of the teeth and jawbone. Implant-supported bridges and partial dentures supported by dental implants offer greater stability than conventional dentures.
They improve self-esteem
A missing tooth can cause low self-confidence, and some dental restoration treatments, such as bridges or dentures, do not always fully resolve this problem. A dental implant is different. The result is a tooth that looks and feels completely natural, creating a natural-looking smile that restores the smile and boosts self-confidence. Bone loss can also change the facial structure over time, creating a sunken and prematurely aged appearance.
Process tried and tested
We have placed dental implants in thousands of mouths in Dent Suadiye. This is a popular and common procedure that has proven to provide lasting, long-term results, improve oral health, and address the aesthetic issues of missing teeth or teeth.