The Benefits Of Dental Implants

When you have missing teeth due to injury, oral disease or any other reason, you know that life can become more difficult. Doing simple things like eating, talking and even smiling become a chore. You may feel self-conscious and may not want to go out in public. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this problem. Bridges and dentures are one way to overcome the problem, but they can also present their own challenges such as being able to remove them, which can make it harder to eat and talk. A more permanent option would be to get dental implants. Below are some of the benefits that dental implants have over some of the other options available.

1. Permanent. Dental implants are designed to fuse to the bone. This means that they become your new teeth. You do not have to worry about a weak bridge or dentures that can become loose or fall out. Because the dental implants are permanent, you will have an easier time eating food, your speech will improve as you become more familiar with your permanent implants, and they will also mimic what your real teeth would look like which gives a better appearance.

2. Better Oral Health. One of the most important things that dental implants provide is improved oral health. If you have to get a bridge, often times your other teeth would need to be altered so that the bridge can be attached. Dentists don't have to alter your teeth to insert dental implants, which means you can keep many of your original teeth. When you have dentures you have to mess with stick adhesives and continually clean and sterilize them. Dental implants will be cleaned and taken care of much like a normal set of teeth. You will brush, floss and also clean the implant sites. This will keep your mouth in great shape.

3. Improved Confidence. As mentioned before, when you are missing teeth, it can be embarrassing and you may not want to do anything. Even dentures can be embarrassing because they could fall out or become loose. When you have secure and durable teeth through dental implants, you will have the confidence that you need. Your smile will look better and more natural and you will be able to do everything again.

These are just some of the reasons why dental implants are great and some of the advantages that they have over other options. Talk to a dentist, like those at Woodland Family Dental, to learn more.