Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option. That’s because they offer many benefits you don’t get from other choices. Benefits include:
- Enjoy all your favorite foods
- Have an attractive smile
- Support jawbone and healthy gums
- No damage to neighboring teeth
- Easy maintenance
- Can last a lifetime
They are revolutionary because they are tooth replacements that are fully fixed in your jawbone. Because they’re attached to your jawbone–similar to natural teeth–they let you eat all the same foods you enjoyed with your natural teeth.
Dental implants don’t just plug the hole in your smile; they give you a completely natural-looking replacement. The implant isn’t attached to neighboring teeth or to a plastic base–they sink right into your gum tissue just like natural teeth. They can be almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Unlike dentures and dental bridges–which rest on top of your gums–dental implants go into your jawbone. This not only supports the implant, but it also stimulates the jawbone. This prevents your body from removing bone, as it normally does after losing a tooth. With the jawbone supported, your gums will stay at a healthy level, too.
Because they support themselves, they don’t cause any damage to neighboring teeth. Partial dentures and dental bridges rely on your natural teeth for support, which can sometimes damage them and even lead to their loss.
Dental implants don’t require any special care. Just brush, floss, and make regular dental appointments. The flossing may be slightly different, but you’ll get the hang of it after a little practice.
Like natural teeth, they can last for a lifetime if properly cared for. Twenty and thirty-year scientific studies report a 93-100% survival rate. The first dental implant recipient passed away over 40 years after his implant. They were all still in place. The second person to get dental implants had them more than 50 years later.