Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes. Other benefits include:
- Increased self confidence. Most people who get dental implants feel they can chew again, talk, laugh and smile with confidence.
- Comfort and fit. Dental implants eliminate the problems that can occur with dentures - slipping and sliding, mouth sores, clicking sounds.
- Improved biting pressure. Dental implants can often restore the amount of pressure that can be withstood to nearly the same level of healthy natural teeth - approximately 500N.
- Longevity and reliability. Dental implant systems have been shown to last as long as 20 years or more with proper hygiene and care.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by one of our specialists will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Should you have inadequate bone for implant placement, there are many procedures available to replace the missing bone before the implant surgery. Once again, the oral surgeon will explain all options open to you so that you could make an informed choice.
Dental implants require a time commitment and a dedicated oral hygiene routine - brushing, flossing, regular dental visits - to make a difference in your overall satisfaction and the longevity of the implant itself. Implants also require a greater financial investment than that of a bridge or denture, however for most the end results make dental implants worth the investment.