How will having a dental implant affect me?
If you are considering replacing a missing tooth, you might be wondering how a dental implant will affect you. In this post, we’ll cover the benefits, care and long-term considerations of dental implants.
Smile with confidence
Replacing your missing teeth returns your mouth to its natural look and boosts your self-esteem. Dental implants also restore and protect the curvature of your face by preventing jawbone deterioration.
Eat what you love
Unlike other tooth replacement treatments, dental implants allow you to enjoy all the foods you love to eat. The crown fitted on top of your dental implant is designed to bite, chew and grind similarly to your natural tooth.
Fix speech problems
Missing multiple teeth can cause difficulties with speaking. Once your dental implants are in place, you’ll be able to talk comfortably and easily.
Protect against misalignment
Missing a tooth isn’t only a cosmetic issue. Just one gap in your smile can cause your teeth to drift into the empty space and shift into misalignment or a bad bite. Misalignment accelerates wear and tear on your teeth that can lead to additional tooth loss or jaw pain. Filling the gap with an implant can help prevent additional problems down the line.
What do they feel like?
Once you’ve recovered from dental implant surgery, the implants themselves are hidden and the crown should mimic the look of your natural teeth. You shouldn’t even notice they’re there.
Dental implant care
Dental implants are easy to care for. You brush, floss and rinse much like you do with your natural teeth. Do note that while your crown cannot get cavities, plaque and tartar can still build up on the surface, so schedule two professional cleanings per year.
Dental implants are designed to be permanent and can potentially last for the rest of your life if properly cared for.