If you have teeth that are badly broken or decayed, or if you have gaps left by missing teeth, you may find that the function of your mouth is compromised. Alternatively, you may have perfectly efficient teeth but are unhappy with their appearance. Dental implants can provide a functional and cosmetic transformation, making them an extremely popular choice for patients who want or need to improve their teeth and smile.
Let’s find out more about the benefits of dental implants, several of which are unique to their innovative design.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is their durability. Titanium is an ultra-strong, biocompatible material that, once fused with your jaw bone, creates an impeccably strong and secure foundation for the implant. Patients with dental implants can enjoy whatever foods they like with virtually no risk of their implant becoming loose – a common problem for those who wear dentures or bridges.
With regular brushing to keep them looking as good as new, and flossing and attending your scheduled dental check-ups to keep your mouth and natural teeth healthy, your dental implants could last you a lifetime.
Another primary reason that many people choose dental implants is because the discretion that they afford. Their permanence ensures that there is no need to remove them for eating, sneezing or kissing, making them a much more convenient solution than conventional dentures. There are none of the embarrassing slips that are so commonplace for denture patients.
Better still, the crown portion of the implant can be created in varying shades of whiteness. This means that they can be made to blend in discreetly with your other teeth, no one ever needs to know that they aren’t natural. Some patients who are choosing dental implants for a total smile transformation (and are having all or most of their natural teeth replaced with dental implants) can choose their preferred shade and create a brighter, whiter smile for themselves.
Traditional dental restorations such as bridgework and dentures are well known for being more than a little uncomfortable, especially in the early days of wearing them. In contrast, patients who are fitted with dental implants usually report that they feel completely normal within just a few days of them being put in place.
Many other dental solutions, including whitening procedures, dentures and bridges, often need some maintenance due to wear and tear. In the case of whitening, this may mean sitting through multiple whitening sessions at least once a year to maintain your original result. Dental implants are virtually zero-maintenance compared to alternatives, their durability meaning that they can be a lifelong investment in your teeth.
If you have a dental implant then you can quit worrying that that specific tooth will ever develop a cavity – it’s simply not possible. In addition, implants can close the gap left by missing teeth, ensuring that any remaining natural teeth cannot shift into the space that has been left, causing misalignment, decay and other dental problems.
At around 98%, dental implants have the highest success rate of any surgically implanted device.
Dr. Haws and his knowledgeable and professional team have the experience and skill to be able to deliver outstanding quality dental implant procedures and patient care to people living in and around Bingham City, UT. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of dental implants or have general questions about any of our other services, please do not hesitate to get in touch.