When it comes to your smile, of course you want it to look as healthy and beautiful as possible. That means clean, white, evenly spaced teeth. But sometimes we don’t have that luxury, whether due to missing teeth, broken teeth, cracked teeth or badly decayed teeth. And on top of the aesthetic effects, damaged teeth can often cause pain.
Thankfully, there are solutions to “bad teeth.” Dentures and veneers can be helpful, but they often only mask the problem. When a temporary fix just won’t do, it’s time to consider the gold standard in tooth replacement: dental implants. The benefits of dental implants go far beyond looks, though. Here are just some of the ways dental implants are superior to dentures, bridges and veneers!
As we mentioned, replacing teeth with dental implants definitely improves the look of your smile. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, because they’re custom made to fit your individual mouth. Whether you’re replacing just one or two teeth or a whole mouthful, we work to customize a natural-looking smile that will fit your face and mouth.
Improved Chewing and Speaking
While dentures help you speak and chew better than you would if you were missing teeth, they can in no way compare to the increased ease of speaking and chewing with dental implants. This is because your dental implants are secured to your jawbone and won’t move when you are chewing or speaking. This also makes them a lot more comfortable than dentures.
While dentures might need to be replaced with time, dental implants can last a lifetime with the right care. This means you should still brush and floss visit Dr. Garcia and Dr. Conchi twice a year for checkups to make sure your implants and implant posts are still healthy and in proper working order.
Implants Support Jawbone and Facial Structure
When you’re missing teeth, it can compromise your face’s structural integrity. This is because with time, the jawbone can deteriorate because of lack of stimulation. This can cause everything from shifting teeth to bone and tissue loss in the mouth. It can also cause your face to “collapse” or look sunken, making you appear older than you really are.
Dental implants can stimulate the jawbone, maintaining the structural integrity of the jaw and stimulating the jawbone.
Oral Health Benefits
For those receiving just a few, the good news is your implants won’t need to touch any healthy teeth nearby like they would with a bridge. Furthermore, they are easy to care for, reducing your risk of cavities and gum disease!
Need a boost to your self-esteem? There’s no better way to boost your confidence than having a healthy, beautiful smile. Replacing your missing teeth with means no more covering your mouth when you speak, and no more refusing to smile. You can even enjoy the foods you love again!
A Better Idea
Whether you need a full-mouth restoration or are simply replacing a few missing teeth, dental implants are the best solution. Dental implants replace missing teeth with beautiful, natural-looking crowns that are installed into the jaw via a titanium post that is permanently secured in place. This means that if you ever damage the crown, you can replace it and use the same post without needing further intervention.
The great news is that most people are good candidates for dental implants. However, there are some restrictions. Speak to us about your individual case to see if you qualify for dental implants.
It is also important to note that complications do rarely occur with installations. Sometimes the titanium post doesn’t “take” to the jaw, causing failure. In fact, it is recommended that you get them installed as soon as you can after losing a tooth. This is because the longer you go without a tooth, the more bone and tissue loss might occur in your jaw. The more gum and tissue loss you have, the harder it will be to achieve a successful installation.
If you are interested in learning more about whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, please contact Miami Designer Smiles today!