When you lose your tooth, or even multiple teeth, you will notice how important it is to have a full set of healthy teeth. Teeth greatly affect all our activities in everyday life such as eating, speaking, laughing, smiling and so on. If you have missing tooth or teeth, you will be embarrassed and avoid smiling widely to conceal your missing teeth appearance. More over your speech ability will be negatively affected and people often be unable to understand what you are talking as you cannot pronounce words correctly. On top of that you won’t be able to chew foods properly which will take away pleasure from eating and also cause indigestion.
With all these negative effects, if you have any tooth or teeth lost, you had better replace them. So how do you replace them? There are some options and the best option is dental implants, compared to other options such as dentures and bridges. Dentures are as you may all know removable flame works of false teeth. The flame is usually made of plastic or metal. Bridges are sets of false teeth attached onto adjacent your own teeth. And dental implants are man-made tooth roots screwed in your jawbone. Artificial tooth or teeth will be attached once the artificial roots have merged with your jawbone. Let’s take a look at some information about dental implants and see what benefits they have over dentures and bridges.
First of all, dental implants are stronger and more stable than other options. This is because they are man-made roots and surgically inserted into your jawbone, so just like your real teeth, your artificial teeth are connected with your roots and make them stable and strong. You can eat normal foods just like you eat with your own teeth as they can endure the forces of biting and chewing.
Another benefit of dental implants is, the aesthetic aspect. Dental implants are the closest things you can get to the natural teeth. Their appearance is just like real teeth and they feel like natural teeth as well.
Moreover, they won’t slip or move like dentures when you talk or eat as they are fixed firmly to your jawbone. And if you opt to bridges, your natural teeth of both sides of bridges have to be altered to make the brides fit in place. While if you choose dental implants, your real teeth will not be reshaped.
On top of that, dental implants last much longer than others, often your life time. Still you need to talk to your dentist and discuss if dental implants are the best option for you before making a decision.