5 Reasons Patients Prefer Dental Implants
A warm, confident smile is something that everyone can appreciate, and it can help you to appear friendly, open and professional - benefitting both your personal life and career. Not only can missing teeth have a big impact on your sense of self-esteem, they also pose a threat to your remaining teeth if not replaced. Read on to discover why our patients recommend dental implants.
What the difference between dental implants and crowns?
While crowns and bridges have traditionally been used to replace missing teeth, they are not the ideal solution as they rely on the support of surrounding teeth. Dental implants, in comparison, use state-of-the-art dentistry to replace not just the visible part of the tooth, but also the root.
This is done by using a tiny biocompatible titanium screw that is attached to a lifelike dental crown. As a result, not only do you get exceptional cosmetic results, you are also able to restore strength in the jaw and prevent weakness in the future. The implant itself is completely invisible, while the crown looks and feels just like your natural teeth. Implants are suitable for almost every patient and can be used to replace anything from a single missing tooth to a complete arch.
1. Enjoy replacement teeth that look and feel natural
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, what most patients really want is for their mouth to look and feel completely natural - and that is exactly what dental implants offer. Because dental implants are mounted on a replacement root made of biocompatible titanium, they are completely self-supported and you will not feel any unfamiliar sensations in your mouth. At the same time, the crown is carefully prepared to look and feel just like your natural teeth. Once your implants have been fully fitted, it’s easy to forget you ever had missing teeth!
The procedure itself is conducted under local anaesthetic and is simple and painless. Over a period of several months, the titanium root becomes solidly fused to your bone, just as if you had a natural tooth supported by its original root, restoring the strength in your jaw and providing the firmest possible foundation for your replacement tooth or teeth. Because they are permanently fixed, implant teeth allow you to eat, speak and smile with complete confidence, allowing you to get back to making the most of life.
2. Protect your natural teeth
Unlike traditional solutions such as bridges and traditional crowns, dental implants actually help to protect your remaining natural teeth. This is because bridges, for example, rely on support from the adjacent teeth and can sometimes cause them to become compromised. Likewise, a partial denture relies on adjacent natural teeth for support, which may lead to them becoming loose over time. Dental implants are stand-alone tooth replacements supported by a firm root and don't rely on support from adjacent natural teeth. They are also suitable for replacing complete dentures.
3. A long-lasting replacement for missing teeth
Because dental implants actually become part of your jawbone, they effectively provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Whereas other methods of tooth replacement such as removable dentures and bridgework may need to be replaced or remade over time, properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime. Thanks to this, our implant patients are able to restore their smiles and their confidence, making dental implants an excellent long-term investment not just in your appearance, but also in your health and wellbeing.
4. Look younger for longer
When you lose a tooth, it is often the immediate visual impact of the gap that is of most concern for patients. However, tooth loss, if not repaired promptly, can also result in bone loss which can lead to the appearance of premature ageing in your face as a result of your jaw receding. Dental implants halt the process that causes this by fusing to the jawbone and stabilizing it, while also supporting the constant stimulation that your jaw requires to rebuild itself and stay healthy
5. Simple to care for
One of the big attractions of dental implants is that looking after them is no different than caring for your natural teeth. Your dental team will be happy to advise you on how to properly maintain your new smile.
For those who have previously worn dentures, you'll never have to apply special creams and adhesives, or soak them in a glass overnight. This makes them comfortable, practical and discreet and can really improve your self-esteem. As a replacement for dentures, patients can also benefit from an improved sense of taste and smell thanks to that palette no longer being obstructed.
Do you have missing teeth? Would you like to smile with confidence once again? Call Diamond Dental Group now on 01375 373 409 or fill out our contact form to book a consultation today.