Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

Published on 10/04/2024

Thinking about dental implants? This innovative treatment plan could enable you to permanently replace missing teeth with a restoration that looks, feels and functions just like your natural teeth.

The primary obstacle for this treatment plan is the cost, but when you consider the lifetime benefits for your oral health and your wider health, you might determine that the cost is worth it.

There are also ways to spread the cost of your treatment, so you don’t have to find a lump sum to be able to get started. 

No foods are off limits

No foods are off limits

With a denture or bridge, you’re likely going to have to avoid lots of foods that you love. Dentures in particular can have a huge impact on your diet and some people find that they have to stick to soft foods, which can impact their quality of life.

With dental implants, no foods are off limits. You can easily bite and chew even difficult foods like bread and crunchy vegetables. Your teeth won’t slip or rub against your gums. And since the force of your bite is distributed across your jaw, this is closer to the feeling of chewing with natural teeth.

Boosts your confidence

Missing teeth can greatly impact your confidence, and sometimes the methods we use to restore smiles are cause for insecurity. Fear that your denture could slip or come loose while you are speaking or smiling can impact your confidence and make you shy away from social situations.

With dental implants, you can smile with confidence again. Your denture or artificial tooth cannot come loose as it is fixed to your jaw. Even with removable dentures, you can be confident the restoration won’t slip, as it will be held there by a snap on magnet.

Maintain facial structure

Maintain facial structure

Another key benefit for dental implants is that it can help to avoid the sunken appearance that often occurs following tooth loss. When you lose your teeth, the jaw bone can shrink due to a lack of usage. This can change your facial structure, and if the tooth loss is only on one side, it could change the shape of your face and make it less symmetrical.

When you choose dental implants for your restoration, your jaw bone will maintain its density and structure, since it will be supporting your implants. This continued use will prevent your face shape from changing.

Protect your remaining teeth

Tooth loss can trigger a domino effect where your remaining teeth start to deteriorate, shift out of alignment, and eventually require extraction. By restoring gaps in your smile with dental implants, you can avoid further damage to your teeth.

The dental implants function just like your natural teeth, providing support to surrounding and opposite teeth. This can help to keep your remaining teeth healthy and avoid further tooth loss.

Improve wider health

Improve wider health

Your oral health is linked to your wider health, and preserving your smile is one of the best ways to safeguard your general health. Restoring your smile with dental implants can help to improve your diet, ensuring that you can get a varied and healthy mixture of foods, rather than sticking to a bland diet of soft foods.

You’ll also be more invested in your oral health, which can encourage you to brush and floss your remaining teeth regularly. This can help to prevent common issues like gum disease, which is vital as this can cause complications for implants.

Final thoughts

If you’re still on the fence about dental implants, we encourage you to book an implant consultation so you can learn more about the treatment and how it can help you. This is an ideal opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the benefits.