Having all one’s own natural teeth is clearly the ideal scenario, but people lose their teeth for a variety of reasons. So far, dental implants have proven themselves as by far the best solution for replacing lost teeth. Dental implants are made to look, feel and function like the natural teeth they substitute.
Dental implants are often seen as an unnecessary expense, but the truth is that despite their high cost, they’re far the best solution. It’s basically the only option which keeps the patient’s quality of life unchanged after losing a tooth. Titanium is very durable and easy to form into a shape which is very close to or perfectly resembles the tooth root which stood there before. Good surgical treatment, recovery and maintenance will usually make a dental implant last a lifetime.
Implants actually serve as jawbone support. No other tooth replacement solution can effectively bond with the bone as well as a titanium implant. Everything else will leave enough space or air and expose sensitive tissues to infectious micro-organisms, which will in the long term damage the jawbone.
Aesthetically, these implants will be perfect. The implant’s surfacing is made of materials that match natural tooth enamel by colour, texture, shape and of course, function. This material will be highly resistant to crumbling, breaking and scratching and provide a natural look. In most cases it’s very hard for an average person to spot an implant between natural teeth in someone’s smile.
Quality of living in an implant wearer will most likely remain unchanged. Implants allow you to eat as you ate before, speak as you spoke before, also smile, kiss, drink, chew, bite….practically whatever you did before you should still be able to do. You will take care of your teeth the same way you did before, though you may be using different dental hygiene products depending on your dentist’s recommendations.
Dental implants have the similar weight and feel to that of natural teeth. Crowns, bridges and dentures will often be a real burden to the jawbone and skull, and that certainly leads to headaches. Dental implants rarely cause headaches. If the surgery and the subsequent recovery were good, and both dentists and the patient took great care for the implant, headaches will most likely never occur, at least not due to it.