When you lose a tooth or an entire arch of teeth, your best plan of action is to replace that missing tooth or teeth. Without replacement, any remaining teeth can shift in position in your mouth. You can also experience difficulty eating, speaking, and a lack of confidence when smiling. One of the best solutions for replacing your missing teeth is dental implants. You can get dental implants after having a tooth extraction, or after years of wearing dentures. Explore the benefits of dental implants and then talk to our Miami Beach dentists to find out if they’re right for you.
1. They’re Comfortable
One of the top benefits of dental implants is how comfortable they are. If you currently wear dentures, you likely don’t find them comfortable, at least not after 12 hours of wear. With dental implants, however, you never have to worry about discomfort. Dental implants are surgically placed inside your jaw bone just like your real teeth. Your replacement tooth then applies all pressure to your jaw bone when you chew, also like natural teeth. When you eat with dentures, they apply the pressure onto your gums instead of your jaw bone. This is because they’re not connected to your jaw. Overall, dental implants feel much more comfortable than dentures or other tooth replacement solutions.
2. Speaking is Easy
One of the issues with dentures or missing teeth is that it can affect your speech. With missing teeth, you may develop a speech impediment like a lisp. The same is true for wearing dentures. This is because dentures cover the roof of your mouth. Over time, you will learn to speak with dentures in but if they ever fit poorly, you may develop a speech impediment again. With dental implants, you never have to worry about having problems with your speech.
3. Eat Your Favorite Food Without Worry
When you have missing teeth or wear dentures, eating your favorite types of food is no longer a possibility. You can say goodbye to eating steak, chomping into an apple, or enjoy any hard or chewy food again. However, with dental implants, you can enjoy all your favorite food without worry. Dental implants secure your replacement teeth to your jaw bone so they can’t slip or slide when you bite into something crunchy.
4. They Feel Natural
When you lose your natural teeth and try chewing with dentures for the first time, it will feel unnatural. It may take years before you get used to it and even then it still won’t feel natural. With dental implants though, the functionality will feel completely natural. You might even forget you have fake teeth.
5. Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone no longer needs to support a tooth. Without any need for support, it will slowly begin to resorb. As your bone density decreases, your facial structure will start to change. The jaw bone doesn’t just support your teeth, it also supports the lower third of your facial structure. As it resorbs, your facial structure has less support and will begin to sink into your face. As a result, more wrinkles will show up around your mouth, and skin will begin to sag under your chin.
Dental implants prevent bone loss which will also prevent you from experiencing early signs of aging. This is because the implants stimulate the jaw bone. After they’re surgically inserted, osseointegration occurs and the bone grows around the implant to hold it in place. This is how implants support false teeth like natural teeth. Bone loss prevention is one of the top benefits of dental implants.
6. They’re Low-Maintenance
Caring for dental implants is a lot like caring for your natural teeth. Simply brush twice a day, floss once per day, and visit your Miami Beach implants dentist for regular checkups to ensure your oral health is up to par.
7. Dental Implants are Long-Lasting
With the right oral hygiene routine, your dental implants can last for years to come. For some patients, they might even last for the rest of their life. When you invest in dental implants, you’re making a lifetime investment in your oral health.
8. They Work For Single Teeth or Full Arches
Whether you lost one tooth, several teeth, or a full arch, you can use dental implants to replace them. For single tooth replacements, we use dental crowns. For larger replacements, we will use either implant bridges or All-On-4. We will discuss the best dental implant restorations for your needs during your appointment.
9. Dental Implants Increase Self-Confidence
The last benefit of dental implants is that they will increase your self-confidence. A full smile that looks and feels natural will help you regain any confidence you may have lost when you lost your teeth. Our cosmetic dentists custom design every tooth replacement to help ensure your smile looks and feels as natural as possible.
Transform Your Life With Dental Implants in Miami Beach, FL
If you’re missing teeth or unhappy with your current tooth replacement option, Drs. Escoto and Mantovani can help transform your smile and quality of life with dental implants. Contact our Miami Beach implant dentists at (305) 535-2225 today to book an appointment at SoBe Dentist.