Compared to dentures or other tooth replacement options, it takes a bit more time to complete the process for dental implants. However, their aesthetics, functionality, durability, and overall oral health benefits make implants a popular and often superior solution for restoring your smile.
Read more from our team about dental implants and what makes them so appealing.
Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, whether replacing one, several, or all of your teeth.
The “root” portion, surgically placed in the jaw during an in-office procedure, is made of high-quality, biocompatible, and durable materials such as titanium and effectively mimics the natural action of tooth roots.
In addition, at Beaufils Dental, we use advanced 3D digital imaging and measurements to ensure a smooth and safe implant placement process.
The crown or visible portion of the dental implant is customized to closely match the color, shape, and size of your other teeth. In addition, materials used to fashion the crown ensure it has the same shine and feel as natural teeth, adding to its realistic appeal.
Overall, dental implants can significantly improve the appearance of your smile. However, they include other benefits you may also find hard to resist.
Along with their natural looks, dental implants offer several benefits compared with other tooth replacement options, including:
Dental implants are permanently fixed in the jawbone, so they’re stable and don’t move or shift like dentures. That provides enhanced comfort and convenience as you can eat, speak, and smile confidently without worrying about your teeth moving or falling out.
Additionally, implants don’t trap food particles or cause gum irritation, common with dentures, leading to better oral health. And dental implants don’t require adhesives or special cleaning, making them more convenient and hassle-free — just brush and floss daily as directed.
Your provider won’t need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth to ensure an implant fits, which is standard when preparing your mouth for a dental bridge.
Dental implants also stop nearby teeth from shifting out of place. That prevents the increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems related to misaligned teeth.
Also, when you lose a tooth, the underlying jawbone typically deteriorates over time, leading to changes in facial structure and a sunken appearance.
Because they’re inserted directly into bone, where they act as artificial tooth roots, implants stimulate natural jawbone remodeling and prevent bone loss. Dentures or bridges that ride on top of the gums don’t offer these benefits.
Dental implants are known for their durability and can last for many years, often a lifetime, with proper care, like routine dental exams to ensure gum health. Dentures and bridges may need replacing or repairing periodically, but implants are a long-term solution for tooth replacement.
Dental implants can significantly improve your quality of life by restoring your ability to eat a wide range of foods, speak clearly, and smile confidently. They can also boost self-esteem and overall well-being by restoring your smile and facial aesthetics.