With dental implants, the mouth is restored, as closely as it can be, to a natural state. By replacing the root, the function of natural teeth can be replicated.
Implants provide a strong, stable foundation that gives a natural feel and allows comfortable biting and chewing. And, this can all be achieved without anything in the mouth looking artificial.
Your dentist will also tell you that one of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they eliminate some of the key problems of dentures, dental bridges and other replacement techniques including effect on speech, poor fit, gum irritation, pain from nerve compression, difficulty maintaining hygiene, bone loss in the jaw and effect on nutrition because of a restricted diet.
What other benefits of dental implants do you need to keep in mind?
Implants preserve your remaining teeth.
Replacing teeth the traditional way requires grinding down adjacent teeth, affixing clips to them, and often placing significant extra chewing loads on them. With implants, adjacent natural teeth are not compromised. Studies show that dental implants reduce the need for later restorative work on adjacent teeth.
Implants offer improve self-confidence and enjoyment of life.
Many people who have had an implant procedure say it boosted their overall quality of life and self-esteem.
Implants offer predictability.
Dental implant treatments show reliable, successful outcomes compared to bridgework, removable appliances, and repeat root canal therapy. Implants never click, slip or fall out while you are talking or eating.
Implants offer improved appearance.
Implants preserve and can even restore your facial structures. Since implants prevent bone resorption that occurs with the loss of teeth, facial appearance is often improved. Even when only one tooth is replaced, long-term appearance is preserved better with an implant than with other tooth replacement methods. Implants can help keep your lips and smile young and attractive. When multiple teeth are missing, wrinkles can appear around the mouth, or the entire lower third of the face can gradually collapse due to bone loss. Implants can virtually eliminate these problems.
Implants offer durability.
Long-term data shows that part of the list of benefits of dental implants is that they last much longer than conventional restorations, with some lasting a lifetime. According to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA), implants are generally 92%-98% successful for periods of up to 40+ years.
Implants can be affordable.
The long-term cost of implants is often lower compared to life-long struggles with poorly performing temporary solutions. And now, newer technologies and protocols bring with them opportunities for new levels of affordability.
Implants offer convenience.
The newer implants and the protocols that Cambridge Family Dentistry adopted can be done in one to two hours, allowing you to eat the same afternoon with little or no discomfort, using your new, permanent teeth!