Dental implants are titanium roots that your dentist inserts into your jawbone. They are strong anchors that hold replacement teeth in place.
A dental implant is used to support an artificial tooth when you lose your tooth because of decay or injury. The implant is placed in the jawbone.
Once the fusion has been achieved, the replacement tooth will be attached to the implant. You would have a stable and natural-looking tooth.
Dental implants have long-term benefits?
Dental implants are often asked by patients in Singapore who come to our clinic.
Yes, dental implants have many long-term advantages. If you are a good candidate for dental implants and you take proper care of them, you can enjoy their long-term advantages.
- Better Oral Health: Implants play an important role in maintaining long-term oral health. Implants do not require the neighboring teeth to support them, unlike traditional bridges and dentures. The adjacent teeth will not be compromised or altered during the procedure, maintaining their strength and integrity. You can keep a complete and healthy set of teeth with implants. This will reduce the risk of gum diseases, bone loss and other dental problems.
- Improved Bite and Chewing efficiency: Dental implants function like natural teeth. You can chew food efficiently and comfortably. You won’t feel the discomfort or slipping that is often associated with dentures. The improved chewing power allows you to enjoy a balanced diet. A balanced diet will improve your nutrition and health.
- Durable and Long-Lasting: Dental Implants are designed to last many years. They are a long-term cost-effective option because of this. They can last a lifetime with proper care and regular dental checks. Implants are a permanent and stable solution that can reduce the need for dental procedures.
- Preserves Jawbone Intactness: If you lose a teeth, the jawbone beneath may begin to deteriorate because of lack stimulation. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss. Implants help to maintain your facial structure and shape by preserving bone density. They also prevent the “sunken look” that is often caused by missing teeth.
- Improved Speech: Missing or damaged teeth can cause speech difficulties and difficulty pronouncing words. Dental implants are a secure and stable foundation for replacement teeth. You will be able to speak with confidence and clarity. Implants feel like natural teeth and will not interfere with your speech.
- Increases Confidence: Implants can boost your confidence and self-esteem. You’ll be more confident in social situations with a beautiful, complete smile. Your improved oral health also allows you to speak freely and without fear of damaging your teeth. Your new-found confidence will positively affect all aspects of your life – from relationships with others to career opportunities.
- Convenience & Ease Of Maintenance: The use of dental implants eliminates the need to clean dentures or messy adhesives. To maintain the longevity and appearance of your implants, you can take care of them just as you would your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and regular dental examinations are required. Implants allow you to enjoy an easy and simple oral care routine.
- Prevents Shifting Teeth: When there is a gap caused by a missing teeth, the neighboring teeth can start to tilt or shift into that space causing bite and alignment problems. Dental implants fill in the gap, preventing adjacent teeth from shifting and maintaining correct dental alignment. It ensures your teeth are working harmoniously, and reduces the risk of future dental complications.
Who are the best candidates for dental implants?
Dental implants are a great option for those who have lost one or more of their teeth. They provide a natural-looking, long-lasting solution. A person with good oral hygiene is the ideal candidate for dental implant surgery. You should also have enough bone density to support the dental implant. This is a detailed list of the qualifications for dental implants.
- Healthy Gums: Candidates for dental implants with healthy gums are the best candidates. You should also be free of any signs of gum disease. Please address any dental issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease, before you get dental implants. Maintain regular dental cleanings and checkups to improve your oral health.
- Sufficient Density of Bone: Dental implant foundations require a strong foundation. This is provided by your jawbone. The candidate must have sufficient bone to support the implant. Bone grafting might be necessary to increase your bone density before implant surgery.
- No uncontrolled health conditions: Even if you have chronic illnesses like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, you may still qualify for dental implants. Your overall health must also be in order. Before undergoing surgery, please discuss any medical conditions you may have with your dentist or surgeon.
- Non Smokers: Smoking may affect your healing after dental implant surgery. Non-smokers make better candidates. Smoking increases the risk of implant failure as well as complications during recovery.
- Oral Hygiene commitment: Dental implant care requires a consistent and thorough oral health. You must therefore be committed to maintaining proper dental hygiene and attending regular dental checkups in order to ensure the success and longevity of the implants.
- No teeth grinding: People with bruxism may not be good candidates for dental implants. Grinding can cause the implants to fail due to excessive force. The dentist may recommend that you seek treatment for grinding your teeth before considering implant placement.
- Fully developed jaws: It is not usually recommended to place dental implants in young people whose jaws still grow. Once the jaw has grown to its fullest, implants can be considered.
Dental implants have many long-term advantages beyond replacing missing teeth. Investing in this reliable and modern tooth replacement can have a significant impact on your overall health.
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