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Importance of Dental Implants

National Periodontics - Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Everyone wants their smile to last a lifetime and when you opt for dental implants, it will. There are a number of reasons why you should replace missing or damaged teeth; it’s crucial for the health of the rest of your teeth as well as for your overall health. When any of your natural teeth are missing, it can lead to loss of chewing ability. Unreplaced teeth can also result in other teeth getting crowded, tipped or lost and a missing tooth/ teeth can cause one problem after the other.


Why Dental Implants?


In addition to all of this, it’s also embarrassing to have missing teeth and it can also prevent you from smiling a full smile. Dental implants are the proven treatment that have been used for over five decades and have now become a standard dental treatment to replace missing teeth. Let’s take a look the importance of dental implants:


  • Improve Appearance - Dental implants make you look and feel better. Very importantly, they preserve bone which prevents deterioration of your facial structure, which in turn improves your appearance.

  • Restore Self-Esteem - When you opt for implants, you will be able to eat the things you want to eat, where and when you want and you can smile and laugh freely too. Having dental implants also means being worry-free and pain-free; all of this helps you regain your confidence as you feel good about the way you look.

  • Comfort - Dental Implants are very different from removable dentures. The former don’t have to be removed, either for daily cleaning, flossing or brushing; not during a hospital stay or even a medical exam. They afford comfort while eating, drinking or sleeping; they are a permanent solution just as your new smile is.

  • Very Natural - Dental implants are very alike natural teeth. Since the root and the actual tooth are replaced, it replicates the feel & function of your natural tooth/teeth as they get a very strong foundation which allows comfort while talking and eating. No one will know you have dental implants even when you smile.

  • Maintain Health of Natural Teeth - When you opt for tooth replacement with conventional tooth-supported bridges, the adjacent teeth will have to be ground-down; the bridge is then positioned and cemented on these teeth. This grinding down of the natural tooth structure is an irreversible process and it compromises the long-term health of your teeth.


If you opt for partial dentures, the clasps fitted on them hook on to the adjacent teeth. This puts a lot of pressure on them, which can cause these adjacent teeth to loosen and fail. A dental implant is essentially a prosthetic tooth that is fitted on a metal “root” and this does not damage the surrounding teeth in any way.


In short, dental implants improve the overall quality of your life, but it’s important that you get the treatment from a reputed and credible dental clinic. For more information, call National Periodontics at +61 08 8363 3700; you can also make an enquiry via this online form.

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