Why would you need dental implants?
Patients with missing teeth can replace them with a permanent alternative to traditional dentures that looks and feels like natural teeth. Dental implants not only help with chewing and speaking, but they are also custom-designed to fit comfortably in your mouth without slipping. Plus, they become permanent fixtures of your mouth and require no regular maintenance outside of your normal dental routine.
The dental implants used by most Montreal dentists are root-form implants; which basically means that they are replacement or substitute roots, used to replace natural roots in areas of the mouth where teeth are missing.
Since dental implants replace the tooth root, they create the stability needed to maintain your jawbone and have much stronger teeth that stay in place and don’t move around. The major benefits of dental implants are:
1 Improved Dental Health
Since dental implants do not affect the natural teeth in the mouth, you can enjoy having healthy and functional teeth without the interference of existing teeth. Existing teeth can sometimes be damaged with dentures or bridges that actually use the older teeth as anchors.
2 Bone Loss Prevention
The jaw can weaken if you remain without teeth for prolonged periods, causing atrophy, a condition that is characterized by loss of bones in the affected area. Bone loss will lead to changes in facial structure and make you appear older than you are.
3 Better Appearance and Overall Self-Worth
Unlike dentures, the new artificial tooth will appear permanent and blend in nicely with the rest, improving your smile and enhancing your looks. Confidence is often restored after dental implants, with the freedom to speak, laugh, and even eat again in front of others. Dental Implants assist you in looking and feeling younger because they prevent the bone loss that would normally occur with the loss of your teeth. By preventing bone loss that would normally occur with the loss of teeth, your facial structures remain normal and intact. The chances of wrinkling and looking older then you are is less likely if your jaw bone stays intact and does not resorb away.
4 Prevent Diseases
When someone is using dentures it is common to experience friction between the dentures and the gums, since dentures are placed directly on the gums. This friction results in patches in the mouth, halitosis, and mouth ulcer. These complications can be easily avoided by having implants instead.
5 Convenience and Comfort
Many choose dental implants for the sheer convenience of them. Since they are directly inserted into the jaw, the jaw-bone tends to grow around it, holding it firmly in place. For this reason, the way it fits with existing teeth will be permanent. No adhesives are necessary. Dental implants also eliminate the embarrassment and inconvenience of removing dentures.
Due to the way they are made and affixed to the jaw bone, they are durable and with the proper care will last a lifetime. Proper care of your implants would consist of the same care you would need for your natural teeth including brushing, flossing, and bi-annual dental cleanings.
7 Improved speech
With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within your mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
8 The overall quality
of life is enhanced with replacement teeth that look, feel, and function more like natural teeth. You will look younger and more attractive which allows you to be even more confident and enjoy smiling, laughing, and talking with others.
9 More Confidence in social situations
Most of our patients love their new implants, because of their improved appearance, function, comfort, and health. When you go out in public, you will never have to cover your mouth with your hand or put off eating out of fear of a denture popping out or making you gag. Also, the improved appearance of your new smile will have people giving you compliments galore.
10 Not have to worry about your dentures moving around
You’ll never worry about your dentures flying out when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or when you eat. Implants are so securely attached that the fear of them falling out will be eliminated!
11 Your mouth will be restored as closely as possible to its natural state.
By replacing the entire tooth, as well as the tooth root, it is possible to more closely replicate the function of natural teeth then with dentures, with a strong, stable foundation that allows comfortable biting and chewing. Also, nothing in the mouth looks or feels false or artificial like complete dentures!
12 Increases the amount of enjoyment you get out of eating.
You will be able to taste foods more fully. Wearing an upper denture can prevent someone from really tasting food, as the roof of the mouth is covered. With implant-supported replacement teeth, it is not necessary to cover the roof of the mouth, so you can truly enjoy the taste of foods.