A dental implant is essentially an artificial replacement for your tooth roots. So when you have one or more teeth missing, instead of going through life with all the challenges that it imposes in the face of tooth loss, you can easily have a dental implant placed which can ultimately give you the feeling of having your natural teeth back. Now, given the advancements that dentistry has had in recent times, the success rate of dental implants, which at one time was not very high, has gone up dramatically. At the same time, costs have not gone up to the extent many would imagine, of course, subject to various factors such as the extent of dental implants needed, dental hygiene of the patient as well as overall dental condition, especially in relation to the age of the patient.
On the whole, dental implants provide a holistic solution with regard to tooth replacement – in the face of tooth loss, when there seems to be a virtual barrage of challenges at every step in life, for a patient suffering from tooth absence. Accordingly, any individual facing the prospect of tooth loss or already suffering from the same would definitely be recommended very strongly to go in for a dental implant consultation, to see if they are a good candidate.
In that spirit, let us examine some of the advantages that dental implants have to offer, in greater detail.
One of the foremost advantages of dental implants is the dramatic improvement they are able to offer in overall appearance; after all, it is not very hard to imagine a toothless / tooth-missing look, against one which has all its teeth perfectly in place!
This improved appearance, in turn, has a cascading psychological effect as well, since self-esteem (in particular) improves considerably once these implants are placed. So whether it is among family members, friends or those in the immediate social circle, there is an enhanced feeling of self-comfort, which is perceived almost immediately – which may have been missing for a really long time. You’ll even begin to notice yourself smiling a lot more.
Easy Consumption of Food
Once dental implants are placed, it becomes really very easy to chew food, when it would otherwise have been really very difficult to do so in the past. After all, chewing is now the same experience as it used to be when all the teeth were perfectly in place. As a result, food taste more flavorful.
As compared to dentures, a huge advantage that dental implants have to offer is their convenience; that bedside glass containing your dentures can now be relegated safely to being nothing but a relic of the past!
Dental implants also serve as a morale booster since dentures have often been a major source of embarrassment and shame for many patients wearing them; with dental implants, they can live life with their head held high!
As compared to dentures, dental implants can very well prove to be a permanent solution, especially if correctly placed and also well maintained by the patient.
From a cost perspective, dental implants do not actually prove as costly as often misconceived since they have the potential to last a lifetime.
Dental implants play a major role at improving one’s speech. After all, a toothless existence – or even dentures, cannot quite offer the same level of clarity in one’s speech, as can dental implants, which in many ways resemble real teeth themselves.
There is abundant peer reviewed literature that clearly shows that dental implants offer a wide range of benefits for all those facing issues with tooth loss. If you or a loved one is in such a condition, consider having a dental implant – the benefits would overweigh the costs, many times over!
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
If you are missing teeth or would simply like more information on how dental implants can help you, please contact Dr. Maru at 604-585-4044 to schedule a consultation or simply fill out our Online Dental Form.