Mind the gap! 12 Reasons to Get a Dental Implant
If you have lost a tooth due to injury or disease, there are more than just cosmetic reasons to get it replaced with an implant. A missing tooth may not only knock your confidence, it could also affect your general wellbeing. Even if the gap is at the back where no-one but you knows about it, it can still restrict your ability to chew. This can have a knock-on effect on your diet and nutrition so impacting your overall health.
You could opt for dentures or a bridge, but some people find these solutions uncomfortable or incompatible with their lifestyle. Implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the last 40 years and are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. Everyone deserves a dazzling smile so what are you waiting for?
#1 Implants look and feel like natural teeth and function in exactly the same way. Think of an implant as a ‘clone’ of your missing tooth, getting its natural feel from the bone it’s infused with.
#2 Implants are designed to blend in with your natural teeth, allow to you retain your smile and face shape with no deterioration in speech. Only you will know that you have one!
#3 Implants are worry free – you can enjoy life knowing you have a stunning and natural permanent
#4 Implants do not get cavities so improve the overall health of your mouth.
#5 Implants are permanent, so no need to remove them at night to clean or otherwise treat them. Keep them in your mouth – not in tumbler on the bedside table!
#6 Implants are built to last making them the long term solution. 95% of implants last for a minimum of 5 years with most lasting much longer (with a proper and thorough daily oral hygiene routine).
#7 Implants are strong and stable, you can eat the foods you love without fear of them moving or shifting in any way. The feel of chewing with an implant is exactly the same as with a natural tooth.
#8 Implants protect the healthy bone beneath the replaced tooth. Because they are in effect a new root, there is no risk of bone deterioration from the loss of a natural tooth.
#9 Implants do not required glue or cement to hold them in place, saving the hassle of having to re-attach them every morning, and the expense of keeping glue supplies in your bathroom cabinet.
#10 Unlike dentures or bridges, the teeth adjacent to your implant to do need to be filed down to make room or provide support. In fact the surrounding teeth are left untouched by the implant, making them less likely to need root fillings.
#11 Once an implant is in, there is no wear and tear on your other teeth. Neither is there any inflammation or bone loss resulting from the implant.
#12 The procedure for getting an implant is less invasive and traumatic than for dentures or a bridge. Recovery is quicker too.