People every day lose a tooth or multiple teeth for various reasons. Injury, gum disease, wear and tear, aging, and tooth decay are all causes of tooth loss. Once a tooth is gone, you will be faced with several options to replace it. Dr. Elizabeth Duling will suggest dental implants for all patients that qualify. Read on to learn more about the benefits of dental implants from an Owen’s Cross Roads, AL dentist.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a large range of benefits unlike other options such as dentures and dental bridges. Instead of simply just filling in the gap in your smile, they are better for your oral health, overall health, and well-being. The benefits of dental implants include:
Better oral health
Dental implants will improve your oral health. Not only will they replace the missing teeth, but they will also replace the missing teeth roots. The underlying bone will deteriorate over time once a tooth goes missing. Teeth implants are the only solution to prevent this and keep your remaining teeth and jawbone healthy.
Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly. Dentures are also known to cause slurring when they shift or move around in the mouth. Dental implants can restore your teeth and the ability to speak normally. This will have a positive impact on your confidence and overall quality of life.
Dental restorations that are secured with implants tend to be more comfortable. This is because they do not require the use of remaining teeth, suction, or adhesives to stay in place. They will not move around in your mouth and rub your gums leading to irritation or sores. They are made to fit perfectly in your mouth and will not move or shift.
Improved eating ability
It is hard to eat certain types of food with missing teeth. Then, replacing your teeth with dentures does not return much of your chewing ability. With dental implants, you can enjoy a wider variety of food. This is because the implants will stabilize your new teeth making them more durable. You can chew food with ease without any discomfort.
Long term solution
Dental implants offer a long term solution for missing teeth. They are designed to be durable and will last for many years with proper care and maintenance. They will last a lifetime if you practice good oral hygiene at home, see a dentist regularly, refrain from smoking, remain in good overall health, and wear a mouthguard when needed.
No impact on surrounding teeth
Dental implant restorations will only replace your missing teeth. When a dental bridge is used to replace teeth, it requires the use of adjacent teeth to support it. Your dentist will have to reduce these teeth in size and they will also endure extra stress to support the whole bridge. Implants are a standalone solution that will not impact the surrounding teeth.
Improved overall quality of life
Finally, patients with dental implants report an improved overall quality of life. This is because this tooth loss solution resembles natural teeth so well. Teeth implants improve your appearance, oral health, eating abilities, speech, and self-confidence. They are a long term solution that will not require constant replacing or repairing.
- Implant Dentistry: Overview
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Implant-Supported Crown
- Implant-Supported Bridge
- Implant-Supported Denture
Dental implants offer many benefits for those who have lost one or more teeth. Call the office of Dr. Duling in Owens Cross Roads, AL for a dental implant consult at 256.202.4186. You may also request an appointment online.