WHAT CAN IMPLANTS DO FOR ME?
Dental implant procedures have a high success rate
Success rate of dental implant procedures vary depending on the dental health of the individuals, where in the jaw the implants are placed and the expertise of the person who carried out the procedure. But generally, dental implants have a success rate of up to 95%.
Implants look and feel natural
When it comes to appearance and feel, the only difference between dental implants and real teeth is that they’re not real teeth. They are customised to look, feel and fit exactly like all the other teeth in your dental collection.
If you will, it is a perfect clone of the missing tooth. It gets its natural feel from the fact that it is fused to your bone. Special care is also taken in the design of the crown to ensure that it is almost not distinguishable from your teeth.
Implants make eating easier
Unlike other dental treatment options, implants enable you to enjoy a most natural and satisfying chewing experience. You do not have to take special care when eating.
Traditional dentures often slide and rub, making it difficult for you to enjoy chewing. Dental implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat all your favourite foods without any extra effort or sensation of pain.
Speaking of teeth sensitivity, the bite force you can apply when eating is almost the same as that of a person with a complete set of teeth. It is most definitely allows better bite force than a person with traditional dentures can afford.
Implants serve as a replacement for the roots of your missing tooth
When you lose a tooth, it creates a void where the root was situated. Unfortunately, most tooth replacement options only focus on replacing the crown of the teeth. Dental implants focus on the parts of the teeth that cannot be seen - namely the roots.
The roots of your teeth are anchored to your jaw that is why they can hold it in place - much like the roots of a tree. Implants are placed such that they make contact with the bone, tricking it into thinking that the root of the teeth is present. This encourages it to grow new tissue around the implant, thereby creating a natural bond between bone and metal.
Without the dental implant in the root position, you will lose jawbone mass and density over time which will affect your appearance as well as oral health
Implants can help protect healthy teeth
When you lose a tooth, one of the most widely used teeth replacement option has been the dental bridge. Often times, this involves cutting of some parts of adjacent healthy teeth to ensure proper balance of the dental bridge.
Thanks to dental implants, we can now position a crown or a bridge on the dental implant itself. Other teeth do not need to suffer because of the plight of one.
Dental implants are a way of ensuring that healthy teeth stay healthy by living them alone while still providing a foundation in your jawbone to support whatever dental prosthesis you are affixing and hold it firmly in place.