3 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are the Best Choice for Your Oral Health
If you’re missing a tooth (or multiple teeth) then Karalee Family Dental has 3 reasons why you should get a dental implant:
1. Mimics your natural tooth
The only thing that is better than a dental implant is your natural tooth. Why?
A dental implant is the only restorative dental treatment that comes close to mimicking the whole tooth: or, to be more precise, a dental implant + prosthetic tooth is the only restorative dental treatment that comes close to your natural tooth.
The dental implant is a titanium rod that is surgically inserted into your jaw. Once your jaw bone has healed around the implant it acts like a tooth root; strengthening your jaw and providing a strong and sturdy root for a prosthetic tooth.
It can take anywhere from a couple of months to 6 months for your jawbone to heal around the implant. Once this has taken place, a post is attached to the implant and then a prosthetic tooth is attached to the post.
2. Maintains functionality and aesthetics of your smile
Since a dental implant mimics your natural tooth, it is the best choice for maintaining the functionality and aesthetics of your smile.
The surgically inserted titanium implant and the prosthetic tooth help to maintain bite function, jaw bone density and the health of surrounding teeth. If you don’t replace a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth will twist and try to cover the gap—this can lead to further problems down the track.
Also, the prosthetic tooth will be colour-matched to the rest of your teeth so it will fit in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
3. An investment in the future of your oral health
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. It is true that the prosthetic tooth may only last 10-15 years, but the titanium implant will go on.
Unlike other missing toot treatments, looking after a dental implant is not that difficult. In fact, instead of ‘An investment in the future of your oral health’ it should read ‘most long-term cost-effective restorative treatment.’
And it is.
Dental implants only require that you look after the health of your teeth and gums. This is not exactly a hard task either—no one’s asking you to remove your dentures and with a soft brush carefully clean them before replacing them.
No. In order to look after your dental implants all you need to do is:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss at least once a day:
If you floss once a day, do it at night. When you sleep you produce less saliva which allows bacteria to go to work on your teeth. That is why it’s important to brush and floss before bed.
- Drink plenty of water:
Water acts like saliva; it rinses your mouth and helps to keep it clean
- Visit the dentist for regular check-ups:
By visiting a Karalee Family Dental dentist regularly, we can examine your oral health and clean your teeth in a way that a toothbrush and flossing cannot.
For more information on our dental implant treatment, or to book a consultation at our conveniently located dental practice in Karalee, please do not hesitate to contact us.Leave a reply →