Benefits and Advantages of Dental Implants
The need for dental implants is something that the majority of people face at some stage during their lifetime. Even young people occasionally require single or multiple teeth replaced with dental implants due to some accident they had involving a skateboard, a bicycle or something along those lines. On the other hand, tooth loss can also frequently be the results of tooth decay, periodontal disease (a chronic and acute bacterial infection of the gums) and dental caries. All of these terrible oral afflictions are almost always the product of poor dental hygiene and a lack of professional care. Either way, dental implants have proven themselves to be one of the best solutions modern dentistry has to offer patients presenting with single and multiple missing teeth. With the incredibly skilled and experienced team at the MALO Dental Implants, you can rest assured that your oral health lies in good hands!
What are the Benefits and Advantages of Dental Implants?
Using dental implants to replace missing, irreparably cracked, decayed and broken down teeth affords the following benefits:
- Complete restoration of oral aesthetics: Dental implants help fill the gaps left by missing teeth and restore the confidence that naturally goes with having a beautiful smile.
- Complete restoration of oral functionality: Dental implant restorations function and feel very much like healthy natural teeth, so patients can return to their normal diets once the base implants have properly ‘osseointegrated’ with the jaw. This means eating all the foods you used to love but couldn’t enjoy with missing teeth and inadequate bridge work.
- Improved speech: Our teeth play an essential role in speech and articulation and it only takes one to go missing for this ability to become compromised. Dental implants successfully help fill the gaps and restore the proper interaction of the teeth with the tongue and lips during speaking.
- Self-supporting Solution: Dental implants, being ‘rooted’ in the bone of the jaw via a titanium metal screw, are free-standing so they do not require support from the surrounding teeth and gums like removable dentures and bridges do. Consequently, they typically don’t cause irritability and inflammation of the gums nor do they inflict any damage upon the surrounding teeth.
- Minimal discomfort: Sophisticated computer software and 3D virtual imaging enable the oral surgeons at MALO Dental Implants to insert dental implants using minimal incisions and sutures. This means minimal post-operative pain and discomfort and a much shorter recovery period.
- Long-term solution: Dental implants generally have a lifetime of decades. If looked after properly with good oral hygiene and regular visits to the implantologist, they can even last a lifetime! This makes them the perfect long-term solution to single or multiple missing teeth.
In addition to these fantastic benefits, dental implants perform three essential functions that will help you to maintain an excellent standard of oral health:
- They promote dental stability: When a tooth is lost and left untreated, its neighboring teeth begin to shift in order to fill in the gap left behind. This instability travels from one tooth to the next; ultimately causing the entire dental arch to destabilize in a sort of ‘domino effect’. Dental Implant restorations provide the support the adjacent teeth need in order to remain stable, preventing this from happening entirely.
- Dental implant restorations replace the entire missing tooth from root to crown. So, not only do they provide an aesthetically pleasing and functional solution to a missing tooth, but they also replace the important source of ‘functional stimulation’ (associated with eating and chewing) that the missing root formerly supplied the underlying jaw bone. This ‘functional stimulation” helps to maintain good bone volume, keeping the jaws healthy and strong.
- When a tooth is lost, the gum tissue and bone in the area start to disappear as a result of a natural remodeling process. If left untreated, this can often create a difficult-to-fix aesthetic problem when smiling. By inserting a dental implant in place of the missing tooth as quickly as possible, the shape of your bone and gum tissue should not have much in the way of notable changes, thus preserving the quality of your beautiful smile!
A Final Note
The benefits and advantages afforded by dental implants have resulted in these marvelous devices being thought of as one of the most important breakthroughs to have been made in the field of dental science in recent decades. Not only are they virtually indistinguishable from natural healthy teeth, but the strong biological bond formed by the titanium screw constituting the dental implant, enables the entire tooth replacement structure to remain firmly ‘rooted’ in the jaw bone and function like a natural tooth! So, for long term comprehensive solutions to single and multiple missing teeth, dental implants along with the team at MALO Dental Implants provide the answer.