Missing and broken teeth. They can all put a huge damper on your self-esteem.
It’s difficult to enjoy things you once loved – such as chatting with colleagues, laughing with friends, or going out for family meals – if you’re embarrassed about showing off your teeth.
Luckily, several different dental treatments can help you regain your smile confidence – and dental implants are one of them.
But why should you consider dental implants over the other options available?
Our dentists here at Shawlands Dental Care have put together the top five reasons why you should consider getting dental implants in this post.
Compared to dentures and other cosmetic dental procedures, dental implants are the most natural-looking replacement for damaged or missing teeth.
Dental implants in Glasgow are expertly designed to look and feel like your biological teeth, and – because they’re fitted directly into your gum – nobody, not even yourself after a while, will be able to tell a difference.
The replacement tooth is usually a custom-crafted dental crown, but it could also be a bridge or a denture. Whichever replacement is used, it will be designed to blend in perfectly with the shade of the rest of your teeth.
If you’ve suffered tooth loss, dental implants will help restore the function of your missing tooth (or teeth).
Because they’re embedded in the jawbone, dental implants are just as strong as your natural teeth, which means you’ll be able to bite, chew, and talk comfortably and as normal.
You won’t have to worry about any denture mishaps or unsightly gaps, and you’ll no longer have to feel embarrassed about laughing and chatting with your loved ones.
Although dental implants are more expensive than other cosmetic dental treatments, they’re actually the most cost-effective option.
When taken care of properly, dental implants can last for years – and, in some cases, an entire lifetime. Whereas dentures need to be replaced every 7-10 years and bridges only last for up to 7 years.
Brushing and flossing twice daily, as well as attending regular check-ups and hygiene appointments with your dentist, will keep your dental implants in the best condition possible, ensuring that they last you a long while.
Those with missing teeth may notice more sagging or drooping facial skin – as the bone in the area around the missing tooth (or teeth) is no longer stimulated by regular chewing activities, which is like an exercise for the surrounding jawbone and muscles. Without it, the bone around the missing teeth will shrink, causing gaps in neighbouring teeth, further tooth loss, and sometimes even facial collapse.
By supporting the skin around the cheek and jaw, essentially filling the space back out, dental implants help suffering patients look much younger – reviving their facial structure and preserving their bone tissue.
Alternative methods of replacing missing teeth – like dentures or bridges – don’t offer the same kind of support, as they can easily fall out or shift out of place.
Patients who do opt for dentures often find that they don’t fit correctly, and this is because they don’t address jawbone deterioration issues.
Having missing or damaged teeth sometimes limits what you can and can’t eat. It usually means you can’t eat anything too hard or chewy.
However, with dental implants, you no longer have to avoid foods that you once loved – meaning you can order the sirloin you’ve been eyeing up the next time you go out to eat, or the juicy apple calling your name from the fruit bowl.
Not only are dental implants one of the best permanent solutions for missing teeth, but they also work wonders when it comes to boosting your smile confidence.
Looking to get dental implants in Glasgow? Not sure if they’re right for you?
Whether you’d like to kickstart the process and book a consultation with our expert cosmetic dentists, or you need more information first, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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