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Complete Your Smile: 10 Benefits of Dental Implants

September 17, 2019
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Posted By: Justin Weir

Having gaps in your smile due to missing teeth can be a big hit on your confidence. A smile is one of the first things people notice about another person. If you're someone who suffers from missing teeth, then it's most likely safe to say that you don't do too much smiling. 

Did you know that smiling is healthy for you? It is! And we want you to smile every day as much as possible. 

Don't let missing teeth or embarrassing dentures weigh down your spirit. Continue reading below about all of the benefits of dental implants and why this is the best option for you!

1. Improved Appearance

The first advantage of dental implants is an improved appearance. This might be one of the top reasons why people decide to have the implants placed inside their gums. Dental implants are designed to appear like your very own teeth.

They're infused into the bones in the gums and many people will never notice that they aren't your actual teeth. And not only do dental implants look like your natural teeth, they feel and function like them as well. With this improved appearance, you'll have the full confidence to socialize and smile as much as you desire!

2. Improved Speech

Some people who suffer from missing teeth also suffer from speech issues. Sometimes, these issues are due to the missing teeth themselves or trouble with dentures. If you currently have dentures, then you're most likely familiar with some slipping here and there. 

When this happens, you become prone to slurring your words. Luckily, with dental implants, this problem is fully resolved. Because dental implants are fused into the bones in your gums, you no longer need to worry about your new teeth slipping and causing slurs. 

3. Improved Eating Ability

Along with causing you to slur your words, dentures and missing teeth also make eating much more complicated. It's no shock that we need our teeth to chew and eat, so not having all of them could make chewing difficult. And when we use dentures to fill in those missing teeth, there's still the risk that they'll move around or slip while trying to chew. 

Dental implants allow you to chew your food just as you would with your natural teeth. 

4. Improved Comfort

Missing teeth and dentures are uncomfortable and sometimes cause pain. Dental implants become a part of you and your mouth, therefore, eliminating all of those discomforts. Just as others around you won't notice that they aren't your natural teeth, you'll soon begin to forget that they aren't!

5. Improved Cleaning Ability

Unlike dentures, dental implants are easy to clean. Because they become a part of your teeth structure, you clean them just as you would clean your natural teeth. It's teeth cleaning made easy!

You'll brush your implants and floss them when your brush as floss your natural teeth. You will need to schedule visits to have regular check-ups, cleanings, and maintenance done on them. Otherwise, you don't have to do anything out of the ordinary to keep them clean and healthy.

6. Improved Facial and Bone Structures

When you suffer from missing teeth, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. This is caused by the lack of stimulation that the jawbone receives when there are no teeth. The longer you go without replacing your missing the teeth, the more bone structure that you're losing.

This is why it's important to have dental implants as soon as possible. Dentures, unfortunately, don't provide the same stimulation as dental implants do. Once the implants are in place, your jaw receives the stimulation it needs to produce natural bone growth.

7. Improved Oral Health

Dental implants require no grinding down of other teeth where the implant is being placed. There also won't be any type of metal framework placed on your natural teeth, which places pressure on them. All of your natural teeth can remain strong and healthy. 

You'll keep as much of your healthy natural teeth as possible because dental implants won't need them to be held together in your mouth.

8. Immediate Results

Dental implants normally only take one procedure to complete. You will need to attend a consultation for a more accurate description of what you can expect from your specific situation. Everyone is different, but the results of dental implants are almost always immediate. 

9. Long-Lasting Results

Not only are the results immediate, but they're long-lasting as well. With proper care, your dental implants will last a lifetime. The implants are made from non-toxic materials and your body won't reject them over time. 

This also means that they're a cost-effective option because you don't have to worry about replacing them or repairing them once the process is complete.

10. Optimal Convenience 

The last benefit of having dental implants is the convenience that they offer. In your busy every-day life, you don't have the time to worry about needing to remove false teeth from your mouth and clean them properly. This can also cause many embarrassing situations.

Dental implants are convenient because you'll never have to worry about anything other than taking care of them as you would your natural teeth. 

These Benefits of Dental Implants Say Enough!

It's time to get your smile back! Learning about the different benefits of dental implants should be all you need to make a decision. Smile with confidence and forget that you ever had missing teeth to begin with!

Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!

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