The Benefits of Dental Implants
Is your mouth full of cavities? Does it seem like you’re always visiting the dentist’s office? Are you missing some teeth and want to improve your smile? Is your smile limiting your enjoyment on a day-to-day basis? Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry has a solution for you! We all dream of perfect teeth and a brilliant smile but for a lot of us, unfortunately that just isn’t a reality. Over time our teeth atrophy, meaning they break down, crack, break, and even fall out. This leaves us with unsightly spaces in our teeth and a lack of confidence in our smiles. Additionally, missing or damaged teeth put the healthy teeth at risk of disease or damage. So what’s the solution for a missing tooth? Many dentists will agree that dental implants are the best replacement for missing teeth. As a substitute for a real tooth, dental implants provide both aesthetic and health advantages.
So what are dental implants?
Dental implants are a combination of a titanium peg and a crown. The titanium peg is secured in the jawbone to simulate the tooth root, while the crown is fitted over the peg to simulate the tooth. A dental implant is usually fitted over the course of two dental appointments. Dental implants are the most reliable option for replacing tooth with over a 98% success rate.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
#1 Benefit: Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth:
Reliable, stable, and strong, dental implants restore lost teeth in a way that looks, feels, and fits just like a natural tooth. Alternative options may lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with daily functions including eating, smiling, and speaking.
#2 Benefit: Dental implants are long lasting:
Dental implants are the longest lasting solution to replacing a lost tooth. Traditional tooth supported bridges only last between 5 and 7 years or with excellent care, approximately 10 years. However, at some point they may need to be replaced. With dental implants, they may need to be periodically adjusted but they will last a lifetime without replacement if properly fitted and cared for.
#3 Benefit: Don’t worry about your teeth:
With dental implants, you don’t need to be embarrassed about the way your smile looks or worry about your dentures coming loose when you laugh, smile, or eat.
#4 Benefit: A more natural face shape and smile:
Missing teeth can actually have an effect on the way your mouth and face look. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and eliminate the saggy and shrunken appearance.
#5 Benefit: Protect your healthy bone structure:
Missing teeth can lead to additional health issues including loss or deterioration of your jawbone. When not being used to support teeth, your jawbone loses its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration that preserves and stimulates natural bone.
#6 Benefit: Speak naturally:
Missing teeth can affect speech and that can be embarrassing. Dental implants feel like your normal teeth would and allow you to speak with ease.
#7 Benefit: Eat and drink what you love:
Enjoy your favourite foods without hesitation. Dental implants make it comfortable and easy to eat and drink what you like.
If you’re looking to fill gaps in your smile, change your look, and change your life, dental implants are the best option for you! Visit your dentist and enjoy a stress-free life with your no hassle dental restoration!