Dental implants are the best option for a missing tooth, stimulating jawbone growth and offering a tooth that is as good, if not better than the original lost tooth.
Dental implants tackle jawbone loss
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone also suffers. The growth of jawbone is preserved through the pressure and stimulation when you chew your food and throughout the day, your teeth make continuous tiny connections that also contribute to its maintenance.
Help to restore tooth function to 100%
A missing tooth can impact a number of aspects of your oral health such as how you break down food and how you speak. Your chances of developing an infection also increases when you leave a vacant space in your mouth untreated, especially through into middle and older age. Dental implants are a fixed solution inserted directly into the jawbone, allowing tissues to grow around it; the body welcomes it as if it were a real tooth.
Very slim chance of rejection
Dental implants are made from titanium, a highly biocompatible material and fuses with the body via a process known as ossiointergration. The rejection rate for dental implants stands at 5%. If the body is compatible with the implant, as is the most likely outcome, it will last a lifetime if properly cared for, though lifestyle factors such as smoking and excessive drinking can reduce its lifetime.
Your new implant will look exactly like a real tooth
An implant is made up of three components, an implant (the tooth root), the restoration (the aesthetic part of the tooth like a crown or bridge) and an abutment (connecting the two latter parts). An artificial tooth is carefully created in the image of your smile from in the form of a crown or bridge.
You’ll be able to care for them in the same way you would a real tooth
Dental implants are known for being the next best thing to a real tooth and this applies to how you care for them. Unlike in the case of dentures which require special care, dental implants can be brushed and flossed in the same way as a normal tooth would be.