What are the advantages of dental implants?
Posted 16th October, 2019
Dental implants are fast becoming the most common way to replace missing teeth. At Gwersyllt Dental Care in Wrexham, more and more of our patients are deciding to have dental implants fitted.
Having missing teeth can really affect your self-confidence, leading you to feel like you have to cover your smile in social situations. We want everyone to feel confident with their smile, and dental implants are a great way to enable you to do this. In addition to boosting your confidence, dental implants have many other advantages and we will discuss them in this article.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, once dental implants are fitted, they are a permanent fixture in your mouth. The implant itself is made up of three parts: the fixture, the abutment and the prosthesis. The fixture is the screw that is inserted into the jaw, which is usually made from titanium. The abutment acts as a holder for the prosthesis and sites just on the gum line. Crowns, bridges or dentures are all examples of a prosthesis, depending on how many teeth you need replacing.
We describe dental implants as being very similar to natural teeth in that their lifespan will be determined by how you treat them. A well-known saying in dentistry is ‘Only brush the teeth that you want to keep’ and that is definitely true in both natural teeth and dental implants. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, just like your natural teeth. If you have a great oral hygiene routine, your dental implants will easily last you for many years to come.
The best thing about dental implants is how natural they look once fitted. Nobody other than you and your dentist will know that your new teeth aren’t your own. The prosthesis that is fitted can be colour matched to your natural teeth so that they blend in perfectly. Not only do dental implants look like natural teeth, but they will also feel completely natural for you too.
Easier to eat and speak
If you are missing teeth, especially multiple teeth, you may be finding it difficult to speak and eat. Teeth are used a lot in how we speak, with the different sounds being made from the position of our tongue against different teeth. When those teeth are no longer there, the sounds are much harder to make. Eating can also be difficult with fewer teeth but with dental implants, you can bite into an apple without any worries.
Prevent premature ageing
When you lose a tooth, the bone in your jaw slowly starts to deteriorate. As it deteriorates, this can really impact the appearance of your jawline. Your cheeks can become sunken and this will make you look older than you really are. By replacing your missing teeth with dental implants as soon as possible, you will be preventing this process.
If you are suffering from missing teeth, whether it is one or multiple, dental implants could be the perfect solution for you. At Gwersyllt Dental Care in Wrexham, we offer free initial consultations for you to learn more about the treatment process.
To book your free initial consultation, call us on 01978 757 409.