5 Reasons To Get Dental Implants
Updated: Nov 29, 2019
If you’re missing teeth, you know it does more than effect the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can lead to impaired bite function and make it difficult for you to enjoy your favourite foods. In addition, missing teeth can allow for bone and gum resorption. Your teeth help to support the structure of your lips and cheeks; so, missing multiple teeth can lead to sagging skin, a receded jaw line, and an overall older looking appearance.
For these reasons and more, dentists recommend replacing missing teeth.
The preferred method? Dental implants.
Here are FIVE reasons to get dental implants:
Dental implants provide long- lasting results. The lifetime of a typical dental implant is 10 to 15 years, but many can last even longer! Dental implants also boast a success rate of around 98%!
Dental implants mimic the natural tooth in both appearance and function. The implant, once placed in the bone, acts like the missing roots of the tooth. The crown that goes on top of the implant looks nearly identical to a real tooth. The completed structure blends seamlessly with your smile.
Implants are permanent. This means you don’t have to fuss with taking partial dentures in and out of your mouth. It also means that taking care of your implant(s) is as simple as taking care of your other teeth by brushing and flossing regularly.
Implants help to preserve the bone and gums. When the implant is placed, your body will naturally start to strengthen the bone in the surrounding area through a process called osseointegration, thus preserving the jaw structure. Replacing your missing tooth with an implant ensures your jaw and cheeks retain their function and appearance.
Did you know missing even one tooth can allow the other teeth to shift? As one tooth shifts into the gap resulting from a missing tooth, the remaining teeth can move as well (in a domino effect). Implants replicate the natural tooth structure and can prevent further changes to your bite.
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