Dental Implants Sound Too Good to Be True
Did you ever hear about a new product and think, This sounds too good to be true? Remember when MP3s first came out? When you first heard there was a small device that you could carry around in your pocket containing thousands of songs, didn’t you think it was pretty amazing?
The iPod and other MP3s were a revolutionary breakthrough compared to the existing technology, which was a Sony Walkman that could only play one CD at a time.
Like an MP3 player, dental implants are so advanced that you might not believe what an amazing innovation they are until you see it with your own eyes.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are so unlike the tooth replacement systems that preceded them — there’s just no comparison. They make dentures and dental bridges seem as antiquated as an old-fashioned record player is today. (Younger readers might have to ask your grandparents what that means.)
Dental implants provide benefits that were practically unimaginable just a few years ago:
Stability — Dental implants are surgically attached to the patient’s jawbone for unmatched stability. The bones in your jaw will develop a secure bond with the implant through a process called osseointegration. That means they won’t embarrass you by coming out or moving around while you’re eating the way dentures can.
Eat Your Favorite Foods — According to Colgate, before the advent of dental implants, “people with dentures were unable to chew many kinds of food” like crunchy apples and carrots or a thick juicy steak. Thanks to osseointegration, dental implants are held in place the same way your natural teeth are. This provides chewing power which can’t be duplicated by dentures or dental bridges that are fastened to your surrounding teeth.
Comfort — Dentures can be uncomfortable because they rest directly on top of the patient’s gums. This makes them difficult to wear and it can even cause painful sores. All of these issues are eliminated with dental implants. Dentists like Dr. Kevin Kremer use CBCT cone beam imaging to create custom-fitted implants that will fit your smile perfectly.
Convenience — You care for your dental implants with regular brushing and flossing. They never need to be removed for cleaning or any other reason.
Prevent Jawbone Deterioration — When a patient loses a tooth, the jawbone around the empty socket begins to diminish through a process known as resorption. This occurs because your body naturally allocates tissue to areas where it will be most effective. When there’s no tooth root, resorption is an automatic biological response. But a dental implant provides a prosthetic titanium root called the implant fixture, thereby stimulating natural jawbone growth. You won’t get this valuable benefit with any other type of restoration.
Make Speaking Easier — Dentures are held in place using natural suction. Over time, they become less stable. Even with the use of adhesives, dentures won’t provide the snug fit that patients get with dental implants. Because firm-fitting teeth are essential to the speaking process, poorly-fitting dentures can cause you to slur and mumble your words. But dental implants provide a stable surface for your tongue to rest upon, making it much easier to speak clearly.
Protect Your Oral Health — Your teeth work as placeholders, keeping one another firmly in place. When a patient loses a tooth, their remaining teeth will begin to shift position. This will irritate your gums. It can also create spaces in your mouth that are difficult to clean with regular dental hygiene. This permits the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can lead to dental infections such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Improved Appearance — Dental implants are made just for you, so they blend in flawlessly with your natural teeth. Dentists like Dr. Abdullah Sayed employ advanced imaging equipment and color guides to make sure your implant will fit right in with your smile.
Improved Self-Confidence — When you have a smile that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth, you’ll feel a lot more confident about eating in public. And you won’t be reluctant to share your beautiful new smile with anyone.
Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth — There are convenient implant solutions to restore one or more missing teeth or even a whole arch. And dentists like Dr. Roman Shlafer even feature the innovative teeth-in-a-day treatment using immediate load implants. That way, you can leave Dr. Shlafer’s office after just one treatment with an attractive temporary prosthetic that’s fully functional. As soon as your body has fully adjusted to the implants, you’ll return to his office and Dr. Shlafer will place your permanent prosthetic.
Learn More About Dental Implants
If you’re looking to restore one or more missing teeth, dental implants could be the right solution for you. The only way to find out for sure is to meet with a qualified implant provider and ask about their services.