Posted by Merit Dental on Nov 4 2020, 03:18 AM
Tooth loss by accident, decay, or other natural reasons is a common occurrence. Thanks to innovation in dentistry, missing teeth can now be replaced through several different methods. Partial and complete dentures have been in use for the longest time, but the replacement method that stands out is dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. An abutment is then placed over the post to act as a foundation for the artificial tooth. Lastly, a specially designed porcelain crown that matches the adjacent teeth is fixed to the abutment.
Implants are foolproof dental appliances that restore one’s smile, maintain good physical and emotional health, as well as improve the quality of life.
A missing tooth can make people self-conscious and can significantly affect their social behavior. They may even avoid certain social settings in fear of being judged for their appearance. Dental implants make all these fears go away and restore their beautiful smile. Unlike dentures that are a hassle - cleaning, clipping them on and off, the possibility of them slipping out, etc., dental implants are hassle-free and are as close as they can get to natural teeth.
People who have missing or decayed teeth, partial or complete dentures, know that it is difficult to eat crisp or hard foods as well as chewy snacks. Hard foods are avoided to prevent the biting force from damaging the teeth or denture, and chewy snacks are avoided as they can get trapped between teeth and become hard to clean. Dental implants carefully replace damaged teeth and can be easily brushed and flossed like natural teeth.
Firstly, since there are no restrictions on a diet, dental implants allow you to have a proper healthy diet that includes hard foods such as nuts, crisp vegetables, and certain fruits.
Second, neglecting a missing or decayed tooth can lead to further loss of adjacent teeth or bite misalignment caused by the extra space. Dental implants do away with this issue as they take up the additional space created by the missing tooth.
Third, dentures make it difficult to clean food and bacteria leading to poor oral hygiene and possible gum disease. Dental implants are far easier to take care of.
Lastly, good oral health translates to good physical and emotional health. According to a study conducted by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine on 237 participants who suffer from osteoporosis, getting dental implants improved their lives at work and in social situations. Their satisfaction levels were tested overwork, health, emotional and sexual aspects of life.
Thus, dental implants are not mere dental fixes but emotional aids that boost your energy and motivate you to have a healthy diet, get productive, interact with people, and take part in fulfilling activities.
If you happen to have a missing or decayed tooth that needs to be replaced, get in touch with us for a consultation. We will take you smoothly through the process and let you have that dazzling smile you have always wanted.