Nowadays, more and more people choose dental implant treatment as their go-to solution for their teeth restoration and dental needs. Thanks to their many dental health and cosmetic benefits, many people choose to undergo this treatment to achieve their version of a perfect smile and healthy mouth.
We teamed up with the dental implant experts at Dental Art Implant Clinics to find out more about the many benefits of dental implant treatment.
Custom made for a seamless fit
One of the most notable aspects of dental implants is the fact that they are barely noticeable and seamlessly fit inside the mouth alongside the remainder of your natural teeth.
As the team at Dental Art explain: “Each dental crown is custom made by professional lab technicians to ensure a proper shape and colour tone. This in turn helps maintain proper bite distribution and aesthetic of the overall smile.”
The experts also note that some patients can barely recall which tooth in their mouth has been replaced with a dental implant – they are that much like natural teeth that the difference is unnoticeable.
Restore any number of teeth
With the help of dental implant treatment, it is possible to restore any number of damaged and missing teeth. As described by the dental professionals, there are four main dental implant treatment methods:
- Single dental implant treatment for replacement of one tooth.
- Implant supported bridge treatment for multiple teeth on one side.
- All-on-4 dental implant treatment which uses four dental implants to do a full jaw restoration.
- Full mouth restoration for the restoration of both upper and lower jaws.
Apart from full mouth restoration, these methods can be combined to achieve the desired result. However, it is best to consult a dental implant surgeon first to determine the best option for you.
Helps oral health and maintains proper facial aesthetics
One of the key differences between dental implants and other teeth restoration methods such as dentures, is the fact that dental implants not only restore the top part of the tooth that is visible, but the root part of the tooth as well.
This helps maintain proper jawbone structure and facial aesthetics, as prolonged periods of wearing dentures while not restoring missing teeth in any way inside the jawbone can lead to jawbone deformation. This in turn will start to make the skin on the face droop in the cheek region, giving you an older look.
In addition, as mentioned in the points above, dental implant treatment helps address some dental health issues that come from damaged or missing teeth. A particular example – incorrect bite force distribution.
Improper bite force distribution means that more bite force is required from the remainder of the natural teeth. This in turn can damage the existing natural teeth, leading to more dental health problems and further teeth loss, so you should address missing teeth as soon as possible.
Investment for a lifetime
Once placed, dental implants can last a lifetime. If attended to properly on a daily basis and if you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a dental implant check-up, then you should be able to maintain your dental implant for your entire life.
Best of all, dental implants require the same amount of attention as natural teeth – no more, no less, so you will not be burdened with additional after care that is quite common with other teeth restoration methods.
If you are looking to get that perfect smile or if the health of your teeth is concerning you, then dental implant treatment could be a great fit for you.