When it comes to replacing missing teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality, no other option can rival dental implants. Thanks to the titanium posts that are directly embedded into the jawbone, dental implants can provide a patient with a complete smile, numerous health benefits, and a noticeable boost in self-esteem. Here’s more from your dentist about how this revolutionary tooth-restoration option can restore your smile and have your confidence soaring!
1. You’ll Look and Feel Younger
It goes without saying that having missing teeth is often associated with old age; as we grow older, our pearly whites are at an increased risk of running into issues that might lead to them falling out. And as you lose teeth, your jawbone will start to deteriorate and shrink, leading to facial collapse, sunken cheekbones, wrinkled lips, and other features that will noticeably age you. Fortunately, dental implants can directly counter this by filling out those gaps and encouraging your jaw to grow, since it relies on your teeth for natural stimulation. And since there’s no upper age limit for receiving dental implants, patients of virtually all ages have access to this unique, age-reversing advantage.
2. Eating Becomes Much Easier
Your natural teeth are the best available tools at your disposal for eating, hands down. However, since dental implants so closely resemble your original teeth in terms of structure and durability, they are a pretty effective substitute. In fact, dental implants can actually restore up to 80% of your original chewing power, meaning that you’ll be able to confidently eat all of your favorite foods once more. Just don’t be reckless; particularly hard or crunchy foods can still cause problems if you don’t use caution.
3. They Don’t Require Specialized Maintenance
Dental implants require diligent oral hygiene in order to last; however, they don’t require any specialized maintenance, compared to other restoration options like dentures. In addition to brushing, flossing, and rinsing daily, you’ll want to visit your dentist for routine preventive care to ensure the integrity of your implants. Knowing that your implants are in good shape and working as intended will allow you to rest easily at night.
4. A Refurbished Smile That’s Here to Stay
Dental implants have an impressive success rate of 95% to 98%, which holds true even after they’ve been in place for several years. This is thanks to the materials used to construct them; titanium is utilized for the implant posts, while the restoration portion is made from other high-grade dental materials. The peace of mind provided by a permanent dental solution isn’t something you’ll take for granted and will have you smiling confidently for the foreseeable future.
About the Author
Dr. Gus Bal received his DMD from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and has proudly served patients and families in the Scarborough area for several years. His practice offers a wide variety of treatments, including restorative options like dental implants. If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to arrange a visit for you or a loved one, you can contact Dr. Bal through his practice’s website or over the phone for further assistance: +1 416-613-8390.