7 Benefits of Dental Implants

02 Aug 2021

7 Benefits of Dental Implants

When considering how you would like to replace your missing teeth there are a number of options available; dentures, bridges or dental implants.

In this month’s blog the team at Teeth & Smiles look at 7 benefits of choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth.

  1. Natural

Blog_image_August2021_002Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants are currently the closest possible replacement to having your natural teeth back. Once in place they will be indistinguishable from your other teeth and will require the same level of care. Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day and using interdental cleaning aids daily.

  1. Long lasting

If cared for appropriately dental implants should last for over 10 years, making them a cost-effective treatment. Both bridges and dentures, would normally need replacing after 5-8 years.

  1. Enables natural speech.

Some tooth replacement options, like dentures, can impact your ability to pronounce words correctly. Missing teeth can also alter your speech. Because dental implants feel and function just like natural teeth, they enable you to speak easily and naturally.

  1. No cavities

Artificial teeth still need to be cared for to prevent bacteria from building up in your mouth and causing infections, but the material that dental implants are made of can’t decay. You will never have to worry about getting cavities in your dental implants!

  1. Eat a varied diet.

Denture wearers often resort to soft foods since it is so difficult and painful to eat anything harder. Dental implants can withstand more pressure from the force of eating which means you can eat the foods you like, including crunchy fruit and vegetables, lean meat, and nuts.

  1. No embarrassing slippage

Blog_image_August2021_004Patients with dentures sometimes feel self-conscious about speaking, laughing, or eating in public, as dentures can visibly shift or slip inside your mouth. Dental implants are firmly anchored in place and will never embarrass you.

7. Retain the natural shape of your face.

Over time where teeth have been lost the jawbone will start to deteriorate. This can give your face a sunken appearance, increasing the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth. Dental implants can help to prevent this by promoting bone growth and by plumping out your face.

If you would like more information about how dental implants could provide the best option to replace your missing teeth do not hesitate to ask at your next appointment. Call Teeth & Smiles on 020 7352 7049 and book a consultation today.