If you are someone who has damaged, broken, or missing teeth, then this can generate a number of problems. It can be harder to eat food, your smile is compromised, you might feel a degree of pain, and overall it can negatively impact your levels of self-esteem. Of course, there are many solutions to these problems which include dental crowns, dentures, and, but here at DaVinci Smiles we recommend to book in a consult for dental implants.
We are not saying any of the other solutions are poor options, but simply that dental implants offer the most advantages, they are a long term solution, rather than a temporary one, and they have also proved to be extremely popular with those patients who have opted for dental implants over any other way of resolving their dental issues. Here are 4 reasons why dental implants are so popular.
They Are Extremely Comfortable
It might seem surprising that a dental procedure to fit dental implants that involves drilling holes in your jawbone would be flagged as comfortable, but that is the case. You will be placed under IV or intravenous sedation during the procdure for a more comfortable experience.
Compared to dentures, which may not require as much upfront work as dental implants, but they can take several weeks to get used to, and within that time period dentures can be extremely painful as your gums and mouth adjust to them.
They Improve Your Speech
Depending on which teeth your dental implants are being fitted to replace, you are likely to experience a varying degree of improved speech. This will be heightened if the teeth being replaced are those at the front.
Those with missing front teeth have a tendency to have a lisp and the issues created by this can range from a slight annoyance to outright embarrassment which may cause some to avoid social interactions.
With dental implants filling those gaps, whether they be at the side, the back, or, at the front of your mouth, any lisp or speech anomalies will be reduced or at times gone, and you will be happy to speak in any situation.
They Make It Much Easier To Eat
As you probably already know, teeth play a huge role in how we eat, and it is not just with respect to being able to bite off a piece of a well-done steak, for example. Chewing food properly starts and assists the digestive process, so there are health implications with respect to our teeth not being able to chew food as well as they should.
Dental implants can replace all of the teeth that are missing and so help to break down food into easy to swallow pieces, aid your digestion, and it may also allow you to enjoy some foods that previously you were unable to eat due to your ability to chew or bite being compromised.
They Generate Increased Self Esteem
As well as the obvious physical problems created by having missing or broken teeth, many of the patients we help at DaVinci Smiles want our dental implants because of the emotional and psychological issues that they are dealing with due to them having lost teeth.
The idea of having to smile with a gap in the front of their teeth can cause a great deal of stress to many people, not to mention the embarrassment of having to speak with a lisp. Some even become self-conscious about the way they are chewing their food as it adjusts due to teeth being missing.
With dental implants fitted, many patients may take for granted the physical improvements, albeit they exist, but instead appreciate more the boost to their self-esteem now that their speech is improved, they can chew normally, and their smile is restored to its former beauty.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with a dental professional.
Disclaimer: Not all patients are suitable for dental implants, a consult and dental check up with the dentist is required before recommending any treatment.