Dental implants are a replacement tooth that completely resembles the structure of the tooth. It works like real teeth and lasts a lifetime with proper care.
Ideal candidates for dental implants
If you suffer from cavities, irreparable fracture, or loss of one or more teeth, you need dental implants. If you are not comfortable with a bridge, partial dentures, or dentures, you will benefit from the implant technique. Previously, patients who had certain habits or health conditions were not granted for implantation. But, improvements in bone diagnosis and reconstruction have made it possible for most patients to receive the implant.
Dental implants work like natural teeth.
The benefits of the implant are helping to restore full chewing power. Most patients cannot distinguish between an implanted tooth and their normal tooth. They can usually eat, brush their teeth, and floss.
Implants last a lifetime
An implant only lasts about ten years, but a dental implant has a lifespan. The implant is made of titanium and is integrated into the jaw. It is biocompatible, which implies that it is not toxic and is not rejected by your body. Therefore, it is a powerful alternative to your teeth.
Helps prevent bone loss
Jaw bone loss occurs when there are no tooth roots, and therefore stimulation of the jaw is maintained. If you have no tooth, the jaw space in the void begins to deteriorate due to a lack of motivation. In the first year of losing teeth, if you don’t implant any teeth, the bone area loses 25% of its volume and constant bone loss. Since the implant helps to replace the root and tooth and chewing returns to normal, it provides the necessary stimulation for average bone growth.
Provides stability to adjacent teeth
A missing tooth affects adjacent teeth that force them to twist into space. That brings the teeth out of their initial position and change their look and power to bite. It may, at times, cause opposition that proffers replacement challenging in the later stages. The lousy bite causes problems leading to headaches and pain.
Prevents premature aging and facial flaccidity
With missing teeth, you will get a sagging face. That is where the lower third of the face begins to collapse, thus gradually closing the gap between the tip of the chin and the nose. The changes include thinning of the lips and increased wrinkles around the mouth that make a person appear older than they are.