Having missing teeth can be embarrassing, especially if the tooth you’re missing is in the front area of your smile. While there are a few different treatment options to choose from when looking at tooth replacement, only one option is able to give you the look and feel of a natural tooth without losing any functionality.
Here are the 7 benefits you can only get with a dental implant.
Restoring Your Smile To Its Natural State
Dental implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth when it comes to tooth restorations. Everything from the root to the surface of the tooth is replaced, allowing your smile to look and feel as natural as possible.
Keeping Your Natural Teeth Healthy
Traditional tooth replacement bridges often require a dentist to grind down your existing teeth that are adjacent to the missing tooth so that the bridge can then be cemented in place. The natural tooth structure that is lost can never be replaced, making bridges a one-way-road. Partial dentures also have clasps that hook onto adjacent teeth which puts pressure on them as the metal frame rocks back and forth. Implants do not affect the natural teeth surrounding them, meaning the remaining teeth won’t be compromised in the replacement process.
They Last A Lifetime
After your implants are placed, there’s a crucial healing period. During this time, your implants need to be left alone and undisturbed so they can properly heal. The will integrate with your natural jaw bone, forming a bond with your osseous tissue. If this bond is formed successfully, the implants will go on to stay with you for decades, and possibly even the rest of your life. Good oral hygiene and regular exams will help keep your implant in excellent condition for years to come.
Boosting Your Confidence
Your smile is an important part of your life and is directly related to your confidence level. Your teeth help you communicate and connect with other people around you, and if you don’t love your smile, it can easily become something that you try to hide from others. Implants will help you take back your lost confidence by restoring your smile to a natural state.
Enhance Your Quality Of Life
Dental implants make it possible for both your smile and your mouth to function as it normally would if you would have never lost a tooth. Increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking or eating allows implants to significantly improve your quality of life by:
- Improving eating habits immediately
- Eliminating messy adhesives used to hold dentures in place
- Eliminating unsightly and destructive metal clasps common with partial dentures
- Never having to remove a denture or bridge again
Implants are Undetectable
We can match the color and size of the implant to exactly what a natural tooth would look like, including matching the tooth color to the color of your natural enamel. No one will ever be able to tell that you have an implant unless you tell them.
Can be Paired With Any Restoration
If you already have dentures that just don’t fit right, or keep having to be adjusted, placing implants will allow you to completely transform your smile in a permanent way. Implants also help to support other dental restorations including:
- Single crowns
Why Invest In Implants?
When you make the decision to get a dental implant, you’re making a lasting decision. Your implant will continue to work for you and become part of your natural jaw structure, making it a thing of the past in no-time. If you can afford to make the upfront investment, you’re actually likely to save money in the long run when compared to having to replace dentures. Schedule a consultation with Houston Texas Dental Spa today to learn more about our financing options.