There is an unfortunate reality that still holds true – accidents and mishaps still happen, especially around the Holidays. Consequently, an incident can also leave you with broken and/or missing teeth that end up ruining our smile. If you choose not to seek a remedy, however, it can cause further problems, like a misalignment of your teeth or shifting. Compared to dentures and bridges, dental implants are fortunately a more hassle-free, cost-effective, and permanent solution. The implant procedure still prooves to be a viable option for restoring your beautiful smile.
In this article, OMSH shares information about the benefits of tooth implants, and why they remain the best option for bringing back your confident smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
No matter how you slice it, dental implants come with tremendous benefits. However, below, we want to share the top benefits to patients who choose this procedure. This first one may surprise you!
Yes! You read that correctly… cost-effectiveness. The biggest benefit of a dental implant is its cost-effectiveness. While it may require a higher initial investment compared to other tooth replacement options, implants last a lifetime. Therefore, over time you ultimately save on costs because you won’t have to replace them like bridges and dentures. This also doesn’t include the cost of supplies and accessories that can add up quickly with dentures and bridges.
Better Oral Functionality
Dental implants help in restoring full oral functionality. Because they naturally fuse into your jawbone (osseointegration) and are permanent, chewing is more natural. Likewise, you’re able to communicate clearly and can smile with restored confidence. Contrarily, dentures and bridges can slip, break, fall out, and cause slurred speech. But with implants, they both look and function like your natural teeth, while also lasting over 50 years.
Improves Oral Health
Dental implants help improve your overall oral health by promoting healthy jaw tissue growth around the affected area. This also helps ensure that your teeth stay perfectly aligned. At the same time, just because implants are not real teeth, you still must brush, floss, and care for them like natural teeth. Whether you have implants or not, you’ll have to take care of your gums and the rest of your mouth. So, remember… No one can maintain improved oral health without continuing to practice great oral hygiene each day.
As we mentioned before, implants can last a lifetime and require very little maintenance. There is no need for periodic replacements or use of messy adhesives for keeping them in place. This altogether means plenty of conveniences because, with simple daily oral hygiene practices, implants are easy to care for.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Did you know that most people are good candidates for dental implants? Though not for everyone on earth, most patients with adequate jaw bone density can have implants. Also, if you’re in fairly good health and aren’t experiencing any significant health problems, you may be a candidate.
The best way to find out if you’re a candidate is to connect with the professional dental physicians of OMSH. We will provide a comprehensive assessment of your dental condition to help you determine with options are best for you. Fortunately, implant surgery isn’t as invasive or as complicated as it used to be. With advanced technology and the skill of our oral maxillofacial surgeons, you can rest assured that your oral care is in the best hands.
For an appointment or more information about restoring your confident smile, call OMSH today at 713-804-6055.