It is not surprising that many of us lose our confidence when we have issues with our teeth so it is easy to understand that the amount of people having dental implants is on the increase year on year.
But, what are dental implants and what are the benefits of having them?
Well, to summarise, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. The main reason for people deciding to get a dental implant is because they may have lost a tooth or teeth due to a periodontal disease or an injury.
Dental implants are actually more successful than any other treatment when it comes to replacing missing teeth and they are the primary treatment to function just like your old tooth or teeth.
The benefits of these dental implants:
- They are very similar to having your original tooth back
- Helps bring back confidence that you may have lost
- It doesn’t have to have an effect on your other neighbouring teeth
- Dental implants are a cost-effective long term solution
- Helps to preserve bone-reducing gum recession
- Allows for better performance, including chewing
It is very difficult to get your original tooth back but a dental implant is the closest thing to it and nothing beats getting your smile back.
There are a few options when it comes to implants and these are as follows:
Single Implants – Single implants, in the long term, can be much more aesthetically pleasing and easier to keep clean than a bridge, which is the other most common treatment for a single space. A bridge does have a higher risk of long-term problems too.
Fully Fixed Implanted Teeth – As the name suggest, these are ‘fixed’ which does mean that only a dentist will be able to remove them. But, as fully fixed implanted teeth usually consists of around ten or twelve teeth, it does means that they offer complete security.
Implant Supported Dentures – These are both a simple and cost-effective solution to problematic and loose dentures. Some dentures can become loose and painful and this implant would be a great solution to the pain and the looseness.
There are a number of benefits to having dental implants but it is always important to consult your dentist before making any kind of decision as they will be able to guide you through the process and find the best option for you.