Dental implants are one of the most important new technologies that have been developed in dentistry over the past few decades. In the past, patients had to wear dentures if they lost all of their natural teeth and dentures have many disadvantages. In fact, for the most part, the quality of a patient’s life deteriorated substantially as a result of losing their natural teeth and dentures failed to offer very many improvements. But luckily, today, at Green Tree Dental, many patients who have lost all their natural teeth are able to get dental implants instead of dentures, which offers many positive rewards. Dental implants have become incredibly popular as a way to replace the loss of natural teeth and anyone who is considering dental implants should be aware of the many benefits that they offer:
1. Dental implants will improve your appearance.
One of the most obvious benefits of dental implants is the fact that they will substantially improve your appearance. Dental implants look just like your natural teeth so no one will know that you’ve lost teeth. If your natural teeth had stains or chips, dental implants may actually look better than your natural teeth did. And because the implants are designed to fuse with the bone tissues in the jaw, they won’t slide around inside the mouth the way dentures will. Rather, implants look just as solid and unmoving as your natural pearly whites. So, in terms of appearance, you couldn’t possibly do better than dental implants. They may even look better than your natural teeth ever did!
2. Dental implants will improve your speech.
People who wear dentures have a lot of problems with their speech. The dentures slip and slide around inside the mouth and as a result, many people learn to keep their mouths shut, literally. This is a major quality-of-life issue and at Green Tree Dental, we try to avoid having patients experience this problem! But with dental implants, the teeth are solidly rooted into the jaw just like your natural teeth. This means that dental implants won’t move around inside the mouth. Because the teeth are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth, you’ll be able to pronounce words as you always have.
3. Dental implants are comfortable.
Losing your natural teeth can be really uncomfortable. It can be hard to speak and hard to eat. And of course, it can be hard to smile too. But dental implants make it possible to do everything you did before you lost your natural teeth. And they look and feel like your natural teeth too. So they’re extremely comfortable in the mouth and on an emotional level, they’re extremely comfortable as well! You’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile like you always have and not worry that someone will notice your dentures or that your dentures will fall out of your mouth! Dental implants are as comfortable as your natural teeth!
4. It is easy to eat using dental implants.
One of the most devastating things about dentures is the fact that often, patients can never eat the foods they love ever again. But with dental implants, you can eat whatever you want just as you always have. The implants are made of a strong material and they’re firmly rooted into the jaw bone. So that means that you’ll be able to eat what you’ve always eaten and enjoy social gatherings that involve food just as you always have. As such, dental implants are a major improvement over dentures!
5. Patients with dental implants have a higher self-esteem.
No one can deny that having dentures can take a toll on a person’s self-esteem. Dentures may look better than having no teeth at all, but most patients struggle to keep the dentures positioned properly and to just keep them from falling out of the mouth! Dentures can cause problems with eating and speech, both of which involve socializing. When you can’t eat what you want or eat normally because you have no natural teeth, the self-esteem can suffer. But dental implants resolve this problem. Patients at Green Tree Dental with implants can eat what they want and enjoy socializing at the same time. No one will ever know that you have dental implants unless you tell them.
6. Oral health is improved using dental implants.
Dentures can take their toll on a patient’s oral health and at Green Tree Dental, we strive to improve our patient’s oral prognosis. Bridges require that other teeth are ground down and reduced in order to support the prosthetic, so implants may be a better option than bridges, depending on the patient’s situation. With implants, the natural teeth that remain in your mouth can stay in place and you can continue to care for them as you always have. And while dentures can cause the deterioration of jaw bone tissue, dental implants can actually improve the structure of the jaw bone. So dental implants will improve your oral health and allow you to maintain good dental hygiene habits which means that you can save money on future dental bills as a result of having the implants.
7. Dental implants are durable.
At Green Tree Dental, we can place dental implants in a patient’s mouth and those implants will last for many years, if not decades without issues. Pacific Northwest Prosthodontics adds that implants themselves are designed to last a lifetime when properly cared for which makes them an excellent option for anyone who is facing the loss of their natural teeth.
8. Dental implants are convenient.
Dentures are removable, it’s true, but the fact that they can be removed from the mouth also makes them prone to various problems. For example, dentures rarely stay in place. They move around inside the mouth and they may even pop out of the mouth and cause embarrassing episodes as a result of the fact that they’re removable. Dental implants, on the other hand, are firmly rooted into the mouth. The prosthetic can be removed but the titanium implant screws become embedded in the jaw bone tissues to create a solid base for the prosthetic. So, with dental implants, there’s no need to worry about inconvenient adhesives.