Treatment options for your teeth are varied and differ in complexity, cost and suitability, so it’s not surprising that some patients feel confused and overwhelmed by choice before they speak to us about the treatment most suitable for them. In this post, we’re looking at one of the most popular treatment options for missing teeth – dental implants. If you’re considering them, here’s 5 reasons why dental implants are the best option for you.
- Dental implants look exactly like real teeth
If you want a solution for your missing tooth that looks and feels as good as the real thing, then dental implants are for you. They have excellent aesthetic appearances, so when you smile you can be confident it will look totally natural. For this reason, they’re ideal for patients who have a missing tooth in a prominent position in their mouth (did you know, actress Demi Moore recently revealed that she has lost two front teeth due to stress?), or if you have multiple missing teeth.
- Dental implants are completely safe
There’s no risk of your dental implants falling out, and because of the treatment process there’s no damage to adjacent teeth either, so you don’t risk the look or function of your other healthy teeth. If you are nervous about having this procedure done, it can be done under sedation to completely remove any stress or anxiety.
- Dental implants are a permanent solution
One of the worries with dentures or removable false teeth is that they’ll come undone at the least convenient time. With dental implants, this won’t happen as they are a permanent solution. The implant is placed into the bone during surgery, and after a period of 2-3 months, your mouth will have healed and the implant will have permanently fused to the bone, making it a very stable structure in your mouth. They also perform just as well after 20 years as they did when they were first fitted, and aren’t prone to decay like your normal teeth.
- Better for comfort, speech and self-esteem
Denture-wearers have reported feeling a bit self-conscious about their teeth, and no small wonder if you have to take them out to eat or if they move around your mouth when you’re talking. You’ll never have this problem with dental implants as they are fixed in place, just like real teeth – and people have reported how much more confident they feel when they know their teeth look good.
- Keep your jawbone in good health
If you have missing teeth which have left empty gaps in your mouth, this can lead to the deterioration of your jawbone over time, as it loses its strength and firmness when not being used to support a tooth.
Still have questions about dental implants? Talk to us today and see if this to the right treatment option for you. We’ll happily answer any questions or concerns you might have to ensure that you’re fully confident in the right course of treatment for your tooth or gum complaints.