Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most effective, natural-feeling, and durable tooth replacement option. In the United States, there are more than 5 million implant surgeries performed every year.
At Edmonds Dental Studio, Dr. Hasan Dbouk encourages you to get dental implant surgery if you are missing one or more teeth.
Here are some of the benefits that dental implants can offer you:
Dental Implants Are The Most-Natural Looking Prosthetics
With the advancements in dental machines and technology, dental implants look as realistic as your natural teeth. Dental implants can be made in various shapes, sizes, and shades, to match the unique characteristics of your real teeth and blend with them perfectly.
Dental Implants Are More Comfortable
Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone; hence, they result in more stability and increased strength. During the process of osseointegration, the implant fuses to your jawbone, and becomes anchored securely, just like your natural teeth.
Hence, unlike with dentures, you will never experience your dental implant slipping or feeling bulky in your mouth. Other tooth replacement options cannot replicate the comfort and security that comes with using dental implants.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
When you lose a tooth, you also lose jawbone density in that area. The teeth in your mouth perform the essential function of stimulating your jawbone, which allows it to grow and become stronger. Once a tooth is lost, the jawbone in that place no longer gets the necessary stimulation and gets reabsorbed into the body.
By replacing the missing tooth root and providing jawbone stimulation, dental implants can prevent jawbone loss and improve the health of your jaw.
Dental Implants Prevent Changes in Your Face Shape
Your teeth provide support to your facial structure. When your teeth are no more, your face will collapse, which can make you appear much older than your actual age. With dental implants, Dr. Hasan Dbouk can help you maintain the natural shape of your face and retain your aesthetics.
Dental Implants Restore Bite Force
Dental implants are securely embedded into your jawbone, which means they allow you to exert the same amount of force on your artificial teeth as you did with your natural teeth. This means it improves your ability to consume all your favorite food.
In contrast, other dental restoration options, like dentures and dental bridges, cannot withstand a high amount of bite force since they are placed on top of the gums and are not as securely anchored.
Dental Implants Enable Improved Speech
Our teeth play an essential role in helping us pronounce certain words correctly. If you lose your teeth, particularly the ones at the front, it can cause lisping or difficulty speaking certain words. This can be a blow to your self-esteem.
With dental implants, you can effectively fix the gap in your teeth and speak correctly again. Other dental restoration devices like dentures are not as effective as they can slip in your mouth and prevent you from speaking properly.
Dental Implants Prevent Teeth Misalignment
When you lose a tooth, your adjacent teeth may shift from their positions to fill that gap. This causes misalignment in your mouth and results in crooked teeth, which can be difficult to clean effectively and may cause chewing and speaking problems.
Placing a dental implant in place of your natural tooth will provide support to your adjacent teeth and will stop them from moving out of their correct place, giving you a straight and even smile.
Dental Implants Don’t Get Cavities
Dental implants are made of metal and porcelain which do not decay from bacterial action. This means you do not ever need to worry about having cavities in these teeth. However, it is important to clean them like your natural teeth to prevent the accumulation of plaque in your mouth. Remember, gum disease is still an issue even if you don’t have natural teeth.
Dental Implants Improve Oral Health
Although many people think that dental implants are invasive, they can be very beneficial for your oral health. That’s because dental implants do not rely on other teeth to support them. In contrast, restorative dentistry procedures like dental bridges need adjacent teeth to anchor them into place, which means your adjacent teeth will need to be scaled down to accommodate a dental crown. In addition, dental bridges can also cause tooth fractures in your natural teeth.
Dental Implants are Low-Maintenance
Dental implants do not require any special cleaning or maintenance. All you need to do to ensure your dental implants last as long as possible is do regular brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth, to get rid of plaque and tartar. In addition, do not miss your six-monthly dental appointment with Dr. Hasan Dbouk for preventive dental cleaning.
If you allow plaque to accumulate in your mouth, this can lead to gum disease, which can result in damage to the soft and hard tissues of the mouth and may lead to implant failure.
Dental Implants are Durable
With proper care, your dental implant can last you a lifetime. However, you may need to replace your artificial crown once every 15 to 25 years, due to wear and tear.
In contrast, you will need to replace your dentures every five years, while dental bridges require replacement every five to 15 years because of bone loss and changes in the shape of your jaw.
Dental Implants Have a High Success Rate
Depending on where you are getting a dental implant, the success rate is between 92% and 98%. This means that an overwhelming majority of people who invest in dental implants can have a tooth restoration that will not cause them any problem for decades.
Schedule an Appointment With Us
As you can see, getting a dental implant means you can enjoy a large number of benefits. If you are missing one or multiple teeth, call Dr. Hasan Dbouk at (425) 775-1045 today and we will see whether you are the right candidate for dental implant surgery.