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The Top Benefits of Dental Implants

The reason why an ever-growing amount of patients are looking to this fantastic method of replacing teeth

There are basically four options for those who loses a tooth or several teeth. The options include leaving the gap as it is, getting dentures or a bridge made or placing a dental implant. We do not recommend the first choice as leaving a gap between the teeth, no matter how small it may be, isn’t an ideal idea and could cause problems such as unaligned teeth for a long period of time.

Dentures and bridges have been in use for a time and each fulfills the function of replacing teeth that are missing to a certain extent. Both have their own drawbacks however, with dentures often becoming uncomfortable and prone to instability for certain wearers, whereas bridges can need healthy, well-maintained teeth in order that bridges can be fitted.

We believe that, generally speaking dental implants are the most suitable option for patients. They may require minor dental procedures, which are followed by an extended healing period however, this advanced treatment is perhaps the most effective long-term option for replacing missing teeth.

Let’s take a look at some of the greatest benefits of implanting dental implants to replace missing teeth.


Implant placement is an extremely long procedure in comparison to other dental procedures however, it is an extended solution to the issue. Contrary to many dental restorations that might require replacement after a couple of years, dental implants are able to last for 20 years or more after they are successfully bonded into your jawbone. It all depends on how you take care to look after them, but it is a simple process and doesn’t require any flimsy cleaning unlike dentures, for instance. We’ll look at the care of implants in a bit later.

Stability and strength

While bridges and dentures offer some durability, they are nowhere close to the strength of dental implants. That means, once fully integrated, you will be able to utilize your dental implant just like a natural tooth. The strength of the implant is also linked to the strength that the teeth. While dentures may be prone to shifting around in the mouth a little but the implant replaces roots of lost tooth, and is a solid anchor to which the crown to be fixed.

While there could be a brief period of transition after the placement of the implant that can seem a bit odd after you’ve become comfortable with your new replacement tooth, there’s no reason to ever have to think about it on a daily basis, other than cleaning it up properly. The majority people who have received this procedure a few years ago say they see it as just an additional tooth’.


Implants are typically composed of titanium and is hidden under your gumline. What you can see is the crown that is connected to it. We only use high-end dental crowns that are durable and stain-resistant. They are also natural in appearance.

Ability to consume food

One of the major disadvantages of dentures is that after a few attempts often, people abandon eating certain foods due to the fact that they’re difficult to chew using their dentures. However, this isn’t the situation with dental implants, and there’s no reason to believe that you shouldn’t eat your favorite food, no matter how difficult it may be to chew it. Implants that are healthy will handle the same way as a natural healthy tooth would.

Jawbone retention

The main difference between bridges/dentures and dental implants is that the implant is the only option that does not only replace the crown portion of the tooth, but also the root as well. Implanting an artificial tooth root implies that the bone that is in that region isn’t absorbed by the body, as is the case with bridges and dentures. This reduces the chance of teeth moving and altering the facial shape.

Cleaning is easy

Dentures and bridges can be very difficult to clean, making doing such a tedious task. Implants however, require no effort and can be cleaned like the natural tooth.

While the crown and implant are constructed from synthetic materials, it’s important that you take care to clean your teeth and the implant thoroughly. While the implant itself isn’t likely to be damaged, the gums and surrounding bone may still suffer due to periodontal issues. This can lead to weakening the bond between implant and bone, and may lead to the implant breaking down. Regularly brushing, flossing and visiting a hygienist at least every six months is enough to maintain the health of your tooth implant.

If you’d like to learn more about implants, or have questions regarding the procedure, we are able to assist. A first appointment with our implant dentist could be scheduled for patients who are considering this procedure. To schedule your appointment, contact our office today.