Back to the days when humans used pegs and even tried to use animal teeth to replace missing teeth, to where it was improved upon by Dr. Branemark (an Orthopedic Surgeon) when he accidentally stumbled upon the properties of titanium, which he had used in the design of an implant.
It took a few years of testing (1952-1965) until he had a chance to bring it to the surface within the world of dentistry when he placed the first set of improved dental implants on a patient of his. The patient volunteered as the one to be the recipient of dental implant surgery for the first time in the US.
Thankfully, this has led to a lot of innovation in the dental world when it comes to tooth replacement options and making dental implants even stronger than they were originally. It is a field that continues to undergo a lot of innovation from the brightest dental experts in the world to make it even better.
Sounds like it has everything going for it, right? Well, one could say that. Here are my top 5 picks when it comes to my choice for the top benefits that patients have experienced from taking this approach over some of the other options. I’ll let you decide for yourself whether it’ll have a chance to do you right.
Dental Implants Have a Natural Look!
By far this is one of the most popular benefits among those with dental implants, and it has remained that way for a very long time. Some types of tooth restoration methods are noticeable because over time they lose color or wear themselves down. Thus, making it unable to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
With dental implants, they are made of ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or entirely of metal depending on the kind of implant you and your dentist decided on. This makes it produce one of the most realistic smiles seen among any type of prosthetic tooth over the years. For those who want as close to perfect as you can get, this is the only way to achieve exactly that.
Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence!
No longer will you have to pay your smile second thoughts because of decayed or missing teeth, those days have been eliminated just for you. If you go with an implant(s), you will have a smile that not only looks great but improved functionality when it comes to eating and talking. To get straight to the point, it will make you feel like a whole new person with boosted confidence.
Just remember, taking care of your implants is the key to ensuring that they provide you with a long-lasting impact that could even last you throughout the rest of your life. It isn’t impossible, as many patients have seen this reality come to existence right before them. Regular check-ups at least twice per year are also recommended for you to stay proactive with your dental needs.
No More Keeping Away from Certain Foods!
With dentures, you might be having a nice dinner at a local restaurant and suddenly, they want to test you and try to come out on their own. If you have a dental bridge or a dental crown, you must be careful not to overwork your prosthetic tooth as it could lead to failure.
That goes without mentioning the fact that if you bite into something too hard, you stand a chance or could break or chip your replacement teeth. However, with implants, you are dealing with the best materials to be used in cosmetic dentistry as well as a higher level of durability.
This means that the foods you loved before but had to take a break from because of your dental problems can now be enjoyed once again. The only catch is that you will want to always make sure that you don’t put your implant at risk of being damaged as that could turn out to be costly.
Strongest Tooth Replacement Option to Exist!
As I just mentioned in the last part of this list, implant dentistry is one of the strongest forms of tooth replacement options to ever come to exist in the dental world. This is because it not only uses titanium (or zirconia as desired) post to help stabilize the implant, but it uses either porcelain-fused-to-metal or porcelain by itself to give the crown of the implant a realistic appearance with the added durability implants are known for.
Now you will have to give it some time before you bite onto anything hard, and soft foods are recommended until swelling withdraws and there is no pain within the implant site. Giving you a chance to heal from surgery. This can be anywhere from a week to two weeks, give or take.
You Will Not Need to Make Special Accommodations!
The best thing of all about getting dental implants is that you don’t have to soak them overnight in a special plastic container, buy adhesive for them to stay in your mouth, or worry about them needing to be replaced anytime soon.
Good oral hygiene for dental implants is simply brushing your teeth like normal, followed up by rinsing your mouth out with a fluoride rinse and wrapped up by flossing. At least 2 times per day, but if you can fit 3 in that is even better to ensure proactiveness for your oral health.
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