Advantages of Dental Implants For Missing Teeth

2013 June 6

There are many reasons why you might choose to have a dental implant to replace your missing teeth rather than a denture or a bridge.

The Advantages of Dental Implants Include:

  • Improved Aesthetics: Dental Implants look like real teeth and are more cosmetically and visually pleasing; it is often difficult to tell you have had a dental implant when it has been carried out well by your dentist
  • Better Function: Dental implants, when fully integrated should feel and work like your own real teeth, allowing you to eat normal everyday foods and speak with confidence.
  • Improved Oral hygiene: Dental implants need to be looked after like natural teeth but they do not require special cleaning (as the case might be for example with dentures). You need to brush and floss your implants and ensure you visit your dentist and  dental hygienist regularly for maintenance and appointments as you would with your normal teeth.
  • Reduced bone loss : Dental Implants can often stimulate the production and regeneration of oral bone caused by tooth damage or loss. This helps promotes healthier oral bone and can also reverse the signs of ageing caused by bone loss and a sagging jawline
  • No drilling on adjacent teeth : When having a dental implant, there is no need for your dentist to drill or remove the healthy tooth structure of the teeth next to the gap for support, as would be the case if you were having crown and bridgework. Since an implant sits independently in your the jawbone, no support is required from other teeth which means your teeth do not need to be drilled or prepared.

To ensure you explore all your choices for replacing missing teeth and for more information on dental implants, visit our derby dentist today



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