False Teeth - Making the Right Choices

Why Dental Implants Are A Worthwhile Investment

The revolution of dental implants has increased their demand. For instance, today's implant restorations can preserve natural bone, enhance growth, and can function and take the shape of a natural tooth. Here are four reasons why dental implants outshine other teeth replacement options.

Prevents Bone Loss

If you have missing teeth, you will not only have a rough time chewing or smiling, but losing a tooth can also cause you to lose your jawbone tissue. The stimulation that takes place once your teeth connect helps in maintaining jawbone mass. 

But with missing teeth, your remaining upper or lower teeth will shift out of place, changing your facial appearance — your face will look sunken. Dental implant treatment is considered an ideal way of preventing bone loss as it replaces jaw bone stimulation. 

Restore Bite Force 

According to research, a human being's bite force exacts a pressure of 200 to 250 pounds with all the natural teeth intact. Unlike dentures, dental implants can help you regain your bite force by 85% within a few months—this is equivalent to 170 pounds. After some time, your bite force is bound to hit 100%. 

Essentially, dental implants are attached to the jaw using a titanium post, replacing the tooth root. As a result, they enable you to bite with the same force as your natural teeth. This feature sets dental implants apart from other teeth replacement options, as they do not offer equivalent bite force.

Help in Maintaining Your Facial Expression 

Teeth help in shaping your facial structure, and if some of them are missing, your appearance may become altered. The face assumes a sunken shape, which makes one look older than they really are. But dental implants provide support to your facial structure, just like natural teeth. So, the shape of your face will remain as it is. 

Match Natural Teeth and Enable Natural Speech

Dental implants exist in various sizes and shapes. The dentist creates customized implants to match each patient's needs, including color and size, to fit into the gap perfectly. The implants will complement your other teeth so that no one can differentiate them from your other teeth. 

Dental implants also function and feel like natural teeth, and therefore, they don't interfere with one's ability to speak. If you have a missing tooth, a dental implant is a unique mechanism for replacing the tooth. It uses personalized biocompatible synthetic teeth perfectly placed using a synthetic root anchorage system. Get in touch with a skilled dentist today to access dental implant treatment. 

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