Millions of people in the UK yearly experienced or suffer from tooth loss. Tooth loss usually happens after severe cavities and gum diseases. Dental implants are one of the most effective dental treatments that are worth investigating. Besides dental implants, patients who want to replace the new tooth can use bridges or dentures too, but they have simpler technology in comparison to dental implants. dental implants are including three parts; implant body, abutment, crown.
Today’s dental implants provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth and look completely natural that is matched with other ones. It is also the best choice for patients who have more than one missing tooth.
· Dental implants are a successful treatment
Between so many types of dental treatment for replacing missing teeth, dental implants have the highest success rate, it’s about 98 per cent! It is a huge number, it means every 100 patients, just 2 of them face issues that are curable like infection or allergies. Dental implants also have a long lifespan. Other options like dental dentures last for about 7 years and dental bridges have a five to ten years’ life span. Dental crowns also last about 10 years but dental implants stand forever! I’m not kidding, they can last for around 25 -30 years!
· Prevent jaw bone loss
We cannot deny that tooth loss can affect your whole face and bone structure. A jaw bone can change shapes over time by the absence of the tooth root. The bone can recede over time and changes face structure. You have probably seen these changes in people who use dentures occasionally. It can change the mouth appearance to more sunken and increase wrinkles around the mouth and chin.
With a dental implant, you can achieve a natural-looking only in a one-day procedure. You can prevent jaw bone loss and resorb with better quality.
Dental implants also protect other teeth in your mouth. When you lose a tooth, gaps in your mouth will cause teeth to shift to close the space as much as possible in your mouth. And because of this shifting, your gums maybe feel some sort of pain and swelling. Dental implants can prevent teeth from shifting and the other consequences of missing teeth.
· Dental implants are an investment
As we said, with 25 years’ lifespan of dental implants and their special features to prevent other issues that dentures and bridges have, they are a good kind of investment to improve your health at least for 25 years. The full cost of a denture or partial bridge can be much more over the years. Do the math: if you buy a denture for 25 years continuously (they last for five years so it needs five times changing), you probably pay 3 times more than a complete dental implant which lasts for 25 – 30 years.
· It can retain your facial features
Better dental hygiene and condition helps you to look younger and more confident. You can also maintain a regular healthy routine and add everything you couldn’t able before to your diets! Don’t worry you can still have ice creams with nuts! People who have missing teeth often smile less and because of that their facial gestures consider as a frown. So dental implants can change your social personality too.
· Easy dental care
Daily dental hygiene with implants is so much easier than you think. There’s no need to apply special adhesive every day (that is used for dentures) and the more important one, they are not slippery in your mouth, so you can brush them, eat properly, normal habits you had before dental implants treatment . Daily brushing and flossing can help you to keep them natural and healthy.