Are dental implants the best choice for your missing tooth needs? If you’re still trying to decide which type of tooth replacement option is the best for your lifestyle, here are some important points to consider.
1. Dental Implants Can Last for Life
Today’s dental implants are the only modern tooth replacement that has the capability of lasting an entire lifetime. It’s not typical to have to replace or update implants like you would fillings or bridges. The goal is for them to last for decades on end, and ideally the rest of your life. To make that possible, you’ll just want to care for them properly.
2. Dental Implants are Stronger than Other Restorations
When you lose a tooth, one of the biggest problems is the loss of your biting integrity. Replacing it with something like a denture or partial can restore oral function, but your chewing pressure is still reduced. That’s not the case with dental implants. An implant is capable of withstanding any amount of biting pressure you’re going to put on it during normal mealtime. In fact, they’re even stronger than natural tooth enamel. But don’t use them for opening packages anytime soon!
3. A Dental Implant Promotes Healthy Bone
Osseointegration. It’s a big word, with big benefits. And it’s what makes dental implants such a success when it comes to permanent tooth replacement treatment. The titanium material that dental implants are made out of is capable of triggering new bone fusion directly to the surface. So, when we install the implant into your jaw, your body is naturally attracted to it. As bone integrates with the implant’s slightly ribbed texture, it fuses the implant into place, making it a permanent fixture in your smile. Osseointegration not only stabilizes your implant but also minimizes the natural bone loss that tends to occur when a tooth is removed. As such, it helps further protect any immediately neighboring teeth.
4. They Complement Your Facial Profile
Whenever someone loses teeth, their facial profile can start to look “sunk in” or short, as the jaws lose their density. Perhaps your lips and cheeks even appear a bit looser, with no support behind them. Since dental implants restore the missing teeth and also promote healthy bone, they can in turn support a more youthful-looking facial profile. Their permanency ensures structure support behind your soft tissues, helping you avoid — or at least minimize — the aged look that comes along with tooth loss.
5. Dental Implants are Easy to Care For
Daily dental implant maintenance is simple. Just treat them like you would your natural teeth! Brush twice a day, floss daily, and schedule a professional dental cleaning every six months, minimum. If you tend to clench or grind your teeth, be sure to sleep in a nightguard to avoid chipped dental work. Your daily home care routine is probably the biggest factor when it comes to ensuring a successful treatment outcome.
6. You Can Replace Any Number of Teeth
There really isn’t anything you can’t do with dental implants. Whether you’re replacing a single tooth, several at a time, or your entire smile, all of those options are an everyday reality. Since implants are so strong, they can support an intense amount of weight. We can use a pair of them to support a multi-tooth bridge or as few as four in total for a full-arch All-on-4 smile treatment. But if you only have one missing tooth, that’s fine too. We can install a single dental implant with a crown on top of it, and the restoration will blend in with all of the teeth around it.
7. They’re Non-Invasive to Other Teeth
An implant is the only permanent tooth replacement treatment that is non-invasive to natural teeth. Instead of relying on a neighboring tooth for support, the implant rests immediately next to it, without touching it whatsoever. No alteration to your natural tooth structure is required. You could say that having implants installed is the most conservative choice concerning replacing missing teeth. Especially compared to traditional dental bridges.
8. Implants are Hypoallergenic, Biocompatible
The materials used in dental implants are biocompatible. In other words, your body accepts them as if they were a natural part of your mouth. There isn’t a risk of an allergic reaction, even if you have a metal sensitivity. Your implant and adjacent teeth can function together side by side, without the added risk of complication. Dental implants are actually made from some of the same materials that surgeons use during joint replacement and similar types of medical procedures.
9. They Have the Highest Success Rate
Today’s dental implant treatments have the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement option. When you work with a specialist team like the experts at ARCHPOINT, your procedure is even more predictable. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and research to ensure each care plan is well thought out in an efficient manner. When you have both expertise and science on your side, you can only expect the very best! The other key is to commit to day-to-day maintenance to ensure the gums and bone tissues around your implants stay as healthy as possible.
10. No One Has to Know the Difference
Your dental implant restoration will be designed from aesthetic, durable materials that are both functional and attractive. That way you can smile with confidence and know your teeth look their very best. No one has to know you’ve had dental implant treatment unless you decide to tell them that you did. Since we use high-quality ceramics and similar restorative options, your new smile will look and feel as natural as possible.
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