Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dental Implants: Benefits Extend Beyond Aesthetics

It is proven that people who have nice teeth smile more, while individuals with missing teeth or a lot of decay do not smile very often. Just the mere act of smiling, even if others are not present to witness it improves attitude. The loss of one’s teeth impacts more than just mood or attitude. Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat a balanced diet, because some foods are hard to chew. Bone loss from missing teeth causes facial features to change, and people tend to get that hallow look in their cheeks.
People who do not have all of their teeth would love to consider dental restoration, cosmetic repairs and implants. But there are greater benefits to oral restoration using benefits than just a great smile. 

(Dental Implant Photo

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are comprised of titanium and they work as a tooth root attached to a special crown which screws into the jawbone to maintain the structure of a natural tooth. They are the best alternative and replacement for missing teeth. They actually help maintain the same infrastructure of the mouth as real teeth, so that is the main difference between crowns, dentures and bridges, which are more superficial in structure.
It’s true, implants are more expensive, but consider the long term benefits:
  • Dental implants help prevent bone loss 
  • They enhance the quality of your life: Get a beautiful, natural looking smile that lasts a lifetime. 
  • There are no eating or food restrictions with implants, and you can chew all foods without issues
  • You can actually taste and enjoy the flavor of foods  which is not the case with dentures
Dental implants are the best replication of our actual teeth, so it is permanent and not subject to some of the issues experienced with crowns (gum swelling, gingivitis, irritations)
When considering oral restoration, consider dental implants. The best way to find out if they are within your financial reach is to meet with a specialist and get a treatment plan and learn about financing options.