Your smile is one of your best features, and dental implants can help you preserve that smile for the rest of your life. Dental implants are also surprisingly common. As many as 300,000 dental implants are placed per year.
Dental implants also do more than help keep your smile looking appealing. They also make it easier to take care of your teeth.
If you have missing teeth or are at risk of losing teeth, there’s no need to worry. Dental implants can help restore your smile and more.
Please read on to discover the many benefits of dental implants.
1. Improving Your Smile Is Just One of Many Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants aren’t just good for your physical health, they also do wonders for your mental health.
Once dental implants are in place and you feel good about your teeth, you’ll naturally smile more. Having a great smile boosts self-confidence, making you feel happier and the people around you feel better too. See one of our patient’s glow as she describes feeling “confident and beautiful” after having her dental implants placed.
2. Taking Care of Your Teeth Will Be Just As Simple
One of the many benefits of tooth implants is the easy care of them. Just like regular teeth, caring for dental implants includes brushing them twice each day and flossing.
This is because dental implants function in the same way in which regular teeth function. How is this possible? A metal screw is implanted into your gum. Then it fuses with your jawbone, giving it the ability to act the same way a normal tooth acts.
You may even forget you have a dental implant because they’re so similar to regular teeth.
3. You Won’t Need To Replace Them
One of the best advantages of dental implants is that they can last a lifetime. They’ll work for at least 25 years or more if you take good care of your teeth and gums.
Dental implants can last for so long since the titanium fuses with your teeth and allows them to become part of your jaw. Plus, your new implants won’t decay as regular teeth do.
There are, of course, some unhealthy habits that need to be avoided with dental implants, as they can negatively affect the health of your gums and jaw. Unhealthy habits to avoid include grinding your teeth, chewing hard things like pens and pencils, opening things with your teeth, and smoking.
The bottom line… if you floss regularly and brush your teeth twice a day every day, keeping your gums, jaw, and any regular teeth healthy, you could keep your dental implants for life.
4. Dental Implants Are Comfortable
Tooth implants also fit seamlessly into our lifestyle. They don’t require any kind of special care or additional dental visits after they’ve been installed and have settled in properly.
They also won’t come loose and feel uncomfortable in your mouth. The advantages of tooth implants are that they feel natural, don’t require special attention, and they stay in place.
There is a confidence and peace of mind granted when you do not have to worry about your tooth, or teeth, coming loose. Dental implants are made using titanium screws, so you can rest assured that they’ll remain in place forever.
5. You’ll Be Able To Chew Better
Dental implants also allow you to chew your food as effectively as you could before you got them. Dental implants allow you to bite down with nearly the same force as you could with your usual teeth.
In addition to chewing with the same likeness as regular teeth, dental implants also allow you to enjoy the taste of food as usual. The reason is that they do not cover the roof of the mouth as a denture would.
Normal chewing and tasting allow you to be able to enjoy all the foods you usually enjoy, once the tooth implants are placed.
6. Dental Implants Keep Your Mouth Healthy
People lose strength in their bones as they age, and this is true for your jaw as well. Luckily, dental implants solve this problem.
Having the titanium installed in your teeth signals the bone to strengthen itself while it fuses the implant to your jaw. This stimulation promotes bone growth around your jaw and keeps your jawline looking and feeling good for life.
Dental implants are also good for your jaw muscles. Just like muscles anywhere else in your body, the jaw muscles need to be exercised. With dental implants you are able to chew as often and as much as you could before they were placed, thus maintaining jaw strength as you age.
7. You’ll Be Able To Talk As Normal
Getting dental implants can improve many aspects of your life and it won’t affect speech. Dental implants do not interfere with the tongue or any part of your mouth that involves speech.
In a world where people are becoming more connected every day, being able to speak clearly is important, especially for those who spend a lot of time speaking with colleagues and/or customers in a professional setting. Confidence while speaking allows you to make a great first impression that will serve you for a lifetime.
8. Eat Your Regular Diet Quickly
When you first get your tooth implants, hard foods like nuts need to be avoided for a week. After that, you should be able to return to your normal diet.
You’ll also be able to return to work just as fast, if not faster. If you have any more questions about dental surgery and recovery, you can always ask our doctors in a consultation appointment and/or while you schedule an appointment for surgery.
9. They’re Great For Adults
Having dental implants as an adult is great because your teeth will most likely be healthier than most other people’s. This is also due to the fact that smoking isn’t recommended for people with dental implants.
So if you wanted another reason not to smoke cigarettes, maintaining your implants is another thing to add to the list.
Your Teeth Matter
Dental implants are a wonderful choice for replacement teeth. They have proven time and time again to be a great treatment option for oral health and maintenance, as well as a boost to mental health.
They look great, are easy to care for, and function like regular teeth, only stronger. A healthy smile is one that is often shared more. If you are ready to enjoy life with a new set of teeth, schedule an appointment today and start smiling brighter.