Dental health can have a big impact on one’s confidence. Missing teeth can greatly affect a person’s smile, causing self-esteem issues for the individual. Dental implants can provide a person with a full smile again, second to natural teeth in aesthetic and function. But how can dental implants provide your confidence if you are missing teeth?
Why should you get dental implants?
Missing teeth can cause many problems for the individual, all of which can lead to self-confidence issues. Missing teeth not only affect the way the mouth looks but can also affect the face shape, making you appear older. As well as aesthetic concerns, missing teeth can cause issues speaking and eating. Missing teeth can also lead to oral and dental health issues, including decay and gum disease. Getting dental implants can improve oral health and self-esteem regardless of the individual’s age due to their natural look and feel.
How can dental implants benefit you?
Dental implants are ideal for replacing missing teeth due to their bespoke and secure fit. Like natural teeth, dental implants are secured into the jawbone, similar to a tooth root. Above the gum line the implant resembling the natural teeth in colour, shape, and size. This highly natural aesthetic helps to restore the smile of the individual and increase their confidence.
When you lose teeth, bone mass in your jaw can also be reduced. The stimulation provided to the jawbone by a full set of teeth helps it to maintain its mass. Getting dental implants helps stimulate the jaw, preventing bone loss.
Due to being anchored into the jawbone, dental implants provide almost the same level of practical use as natural teeth. This means one’s ability to bite naturally isn’t limited, unlike with other tooth replacement options. The secure nature of these implants also reduces any change in the shape of your face. Natural teeth support the facial structure, tooth loss effects this support and can result in changes in your face shape. The support provided by dental implants is equal to that of your natural teeth, preventing the face from changing shape.
Dental implants are easy to care for with no additional cleaning steps needing to be added to your existing routine. Simply brush and floss twice a day as with natural teeth. Regular check-ups and hygienist appointments are also recommended to maintain an overall healthy mouth. Some tooth replacement solutions require further cleaning steps and periodic maintenance such as repairs and replacement. Dental implants are designed to last and are therefore a permanent solution.
At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we pride ourselves on achieving optimum results for all our patients with regards to denture cosmetics, comfort, fit and function. You can book a dental check-up with our Clinical Dental Technician here for a time that suits you.
If you’re starting to experience tooth loss, book a free consultation with us for an oral examination and to discuss your options.