Dental implants are the cutting edge technology dentists use today to replace missing teeth. The idea is simple in it's design, but requires an artist's touch to get it set up the right way.
A real tooth is rooted into your jawbone, and has nerve endings attached that help feed nutrients to the tooth. Once that tooth is dislodged, a replacement must be made available, or else the jawbone begins to weaken.
An implant is an artificial root. It doesn't have nerve endings, like a real tooth would, but nevertheless, the jawbone will accept it into the body if it is installed the right way.
This makes an implant the best replacement for missing teeth ever created. They act exactly like a real tooth would, You do not need to remove them to eat and/or clean. They look and feel like your own natural teeth.
Down below are several benefits you may want to consider.
Implants have been around long enough that studies show they can last at least forty years. The only reason we don't know if they last longer is because implants have only been around for about forty years.
Many implant dentists believe implants can last a lifetime, as long you maintain them properly. Studies have shown implants outlasting bridges, dentures, and other cosmetic dental options.
They Look Real
Dental implants look, feel and behave like your natural teeth. They can be fitted so well into your jawbone, that the vast majority of people will never know otherwise. This allows patients to eat, speak and socialize with confidence.
Eat Whatever You Want
Dentures were once the best option . . . but the pros believe their time has come and gone. Dentures are not anchored like implants are. This means you cannot eat whatever you would like to eat because they shift. Crunchy fruit and/or vegetables, hard bread, and steak are foods you can eat with no problem - when you have dental implants.
No Speaking Issues
People new to dentures will slur their words, or even spit, when talking with their new prosthetics. This is because their tongue, mouth, and brain, haven't all wired together to figure out speech yet. These problems go away over time, but why bother with all that when dental implants do not impair speech at all.
Socializing & Smiling
People act very strange when they are suffering from missing teeth. They shut their mouths when smiling, or cover their mouths when talking. Whether they realize it, or not, their confidence has been shaken. Why go through all those hops when dental implants work so well, not even your best friends will realize you have new teeth! Dental implants can allow you to eat, speak and socialize without fear or embarrassment.
No Bone Density and/or Tissue Problems
Dental implant treatments have a proven track record of great success. The process is now predictable and comfortable, with fantastic results.
A huge benefit of implant treatment is their ability to help preserve one's jawbone. Bone levels in the jaw stay strong, which helps to keep soft tissues healthy also.