Dental Implants: The best replacement for natural teeth
Posted by Clara N Andirious on Apr 2 2019, 02:33 AM
When an individual loses a tooth, it can affect their day-to-day life in several ways. They way they bite and chew food, pronounce words, interact with people, etc. would vary a lot and they wouldn’t return to normal unless the missing tooth is replaced by a prosthetic. Most important of all, their facial appearance would change, making them feel more conscious while talking to people or posing for pictures.
How bad is a missing tooth?
- Getting a tooth extracted from the socket leaves a gap in the jawbone, allowing the remaining teeth to drift from their positions. This can change the alignment of the teeth, leading to malocclusion and change in the shape of the jaws as well. Most importantly, the bite will be altered and the patient would find it difficult to bite and chew food.
- The appearance left by an extracted tooth is quite displeasing. It can completely ruin the facial aesthetics and lead to a lot of embarrassment, especially if a frontal tooth is missing.
- The teeth adjacent to the gap left endure severe stresses and can wear more than the remaining teeth. Also, the chances of these teeth drifting from their positions are higher.
- The phonetics could take a major hit due to a missing frontal tooth. The person wouldn’t sound the same until the extracted tooth is replaced by a prosthetic.
Why are dental implants the best option to replace teeth?
Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, your dentist would suggest the best treatment option for you. Missing teeth are usually replaced using dental implants, bridges or dentures. However, here’s why implants are better than their obvious alternatives:
- Implants are a combination of a Titanium stud and a ceramic crown. This way, they replace the entire tooth and leave no gap for the adjoining teeth to drift from their positions.
- The implant perfectly restores the functionality of the mouth. With the ‘fake’ tooth, the patient would be able to bite and chew food like they used to before. Also, the phonetics would be restored to normal.
- The material used to fabricate an implant crown is dental-grade ceramic. The material is highly strong, stain-resistant, durable and perfectly mimics the appearance of a real tooth. Though it wouldn’t have any sensation of hot or cold foods, for obvious reasons that it doesn’t have any nerves or blood vessels, it would behave much like a natural tooth in terms of aesthetics.
- Implants are very comfortable. They would feel just like the natural teeth against the soft tissues of the mouth. When you know for sure that the implant wouldn’t slip out, like a denture, while talking or laughing, it would naturally increase your confidence levels during social interactions.
- You wouldn’t have to visit a dentist for frequent oral consultations when you get an implant. Regular brushing and flossing, limited consumption of colored foods and avoiding biting into hard foods would usually ensure their longevity.
Get in touch with us to discuss the treatment plan to restore your extracted tooth and we’ll make sure you get the smile you’ve always dreamt of.