Dental Implants: The Benefits Of Tooth Replacements

By Alley Benton
Updated February 2, 2017
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Dental Implants: The Benefits Of Tooth ReplacementsThere are several reasons why dental implants are becoming increasingly popular. While dentures were once the popular option, they are now becoming far less commonplace. While there is a significant financial cost associated with implants, their benefits, for many, outweigh that drawback.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

1. They are almost the same as healthy, natural teeth. They are stable and very strong, which means that people will not be able to see you have an implant Furthermore, you don't have to worry about bone deterioration, or with other issues associated with crowns and tooth replacements.

2. They last a lifetime. Bridges, which are more traditional, can last for as long as 10 years with the right care an attention, but they do need to be replaced at some point. Implants, by contrast, can last for the rest of your life.

3. You don't have to worry about what your teeth look like and whether or not people can tell you have fake teeth.

4. You will retain your natural smile and facial shape. People who remove their dentures, for instance, often have a sunken in face. This is not something you have to worry about with dental implants.

5. It keeps your healthy bone protected, instead of exposing it to empty spaces. Leaving an empty space can cause various other health problems, including a deterioration of the jaw bone. As such, having an implant can prevent bone loss.

6. It means you always have your teeth in your mouth, instead of having to take them out at night in the traditional glass on the bedside table. Implants look, feel, and act like natural teeth.

7. They won't bother your speech, because they are very similar to natural teeth. This means you won't suddenly find yourself having a lisp or other speech problems.

8. You can eat what you have always liked to eat, instead of having to worry about biting into hard foods like apples, as you would with crowns or even veneers.

9. They don't develop cavities, which means that you don't have to worry about some of the most dreaded dental procedures either. Do look after your teeth and implants properly, however. Brushing and flossing remains vital.

10. They will never slip, unlike dentures do when you cough, yawn, kiss, laugh, smile, talk, or eat. This also means no embarrassing repositioning of your dentures in the middle of a social occasion.

11. Your healthy teeth will be protected, unlike with a bridge, where the supporting teeth can start to wear down. With an implant, the tooth is attached to a rod inside your jawbone, which means it has no influence on any of your other teeth.

12. It is very predictable because it has an excellent track record of safety and long term success. In fact, the success rates for implants are far higher than bridges or crowns, and certainly higher than dentures, simply because dentures are incredibly inconvenient.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider implants as a permanent tooth replacement.

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