Physical injury, tooth decay, dental cavities and other tooth and gum diseases can lead to loss of teeth. With gaps in your smile, it can be difficult or even uncomfortable to maintain your previous smile, and depending on how many teeth are lost, you might face challenges chewing. One solution is to replace the missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are mainly used to support dental prosthetics and/or artificial teeth.
In replacement procedures, the implant plays the role of the roots of a normal tooth to support and affix the artificial tooth to the jawbone. They provide a strong foundation for either permanent or removable teeth. Removable teeth, dentures, are occasionally removed, especially when going to bed or during brushing.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you compare the speech of a young adult with the speech of someone who is edentualous, or without teeth, you notice a huge difference in the quality. Dental implants help in improvement of speech, as lost teeth interfere with the voice as it passes through gaps to the exterior. Furthermore, chewing is improved. In fact with dental implants, you can chew harder substances than using natural teeth. Dental implants are in fact even more durable than other options like dentures and bridges. With dental implants, your smile and self esteem are improved.