If you have lost one or more teeth then dental implants might have been mentioned as a way to replace them. We think dental implants can be amazing for restoring lost teeth, not least because they offer oral health benefits that you just don’t get with other choices of tooth replacement. (Read also: Get a Beautiful Smile Dental Makeover in Time for Summer). However, we know some people might be reluctant to consider tooth restoration with the help of a dental implant due to the fact that it often requires a little extra time to complete, it may cost a little more than some other options and you do need to have a very small surgical procedure. Don’t let this put you off as the long-term benefits can far outweigh these small concerns.
Why Dental Implants Can Be a Better Choice for Your Oral Health
This is definitely a great reason for choosing dental implants as protecting your oral health is vital. The huge benefit of opting for dental implant lies in the way it is constructed. When you lose a real tooth then a dentist will have to take out not only the crown of the tooth which is the part you normally see in your mouth, but also the tooth root.
Your tooth roots are important as they provide all the stimulation your jawbone needs to tell it to continue renewing old bone cells. Once this stimulation is removed, your jawbone will soon begin to reabsorb as old bone cells die off and are not replaced. The effect of this is to destabilize adjacent teeth and if you have lost all your natural teeth then the impact can be dramatic. This loss of bone will affect your facial dimensions, providing less support for your cheeks and lips and eventually making it appear as if your face is collapsing inwards.
Dental Implants Protect Teeth and Prevent Bone Loss
Dental implants stop this from happening as the implant post provides all the stimulation needed to your jawbone so it knows to continue renewing old bone cells, preventing further bone loss. This means you do not need to worry about the adjacent teeth becoming destabilized, and instead your dental implants will help hold them firmly in place. In addition, dental implants can look incredibly natural, making it difficult for anyone to tell that you have ever lost teeth.
A Long-Term Solution for Tooth Loss
Another thing to consider is the potential longevity of this treatment. You might already know people who had dental implants many years ago and who are still benefiting from treatment. (Learn also: Are You A Candidate for Implants?). Provided a dental implant is properly planned and inserted into your jawbone, and provided you are prepared to look after it correctly, then there is a very good chance that you will be enjoying all the benefits of treatment for many years to come. Our hope is that you enjoy them for life.
We Take Care About Your Comfort and Safety During the Treatment
When you come to visit us at Envy Smile Dental Spa you can learn much more about this advanced dental treatment and how it could benefit you. We take a huge amount of care when planning any dental implant treatment and there is no need to worry about the actual surgery as we will ensure you are completely comfortable and so you feel warm and safe and relaxed.