Dental implants are increasingly more popular in recent years. At BC Perio, we see hundreds of people exploring their dental implant options. One of the top and most frequent questions patients ask is what they can expect after the procedure. Here are ten things you can expect in terms of results after a dental implant procedure.
1. Natural Look of Dental Implants
Because your dental implant is designed to fit you and you alone, the implant looks like your natural teeth. Color, size, and shape are all designed to fit your mouth.
2. More Security
Your dental implant is anchored in your bone, just like your natural teeth. So there is no slippage or movement, which are common issues with removable dentures or bridges.
3. Prevents Bone Loss
Most are familiar with the phrase “use it or lose it.” This is especially true for bone density. The implant puts pressure on the jawbone with every bite, protecting the bone from loss.
4. Natural Eating
Eating with dentures or bridges can be difficult, passing up whole foods that are healthy because they will damage the appliance. But dental implants behave just like natural teeth and, in most cases, are just as strong.
5. Natural Speech
Many people forget what a critical role teeth play in speaking. Missing teeth or loose appliances can give speech a slurred quality. Dental implants allow you to speak naturally.
6. Easy to Clean
Unlike dentures or bridges, implants stay in place. There won’t be a requirement or need to remove them and soak them in messy chemicals. Instead, dental implants are cleaned by brushing and flossing, just as you would your natural teeth.
7. Dental Implants Are Durable
The material used in dental implants is strong. So they should last the rest of your life. In addition, because they protect the jaw from bone loss, there is no need to reshape them every couple of years for a proper fit.
8. Protects Your Face
As mentioned, dental implants protect the jaw bone from bone loss. Your cheekbones and jaw play an important role in shaping your face. Protecting those bones protects your own unique look.
9. Improves Dental Hygiene
Dental implants are made from materials that will never suffer from a cavity. In addition, the teeth surrounding the missing teeth are largely undisturbed. There is no need to grind them down for a bridge.
10. Better Self Esteem with Dental Implants
Your healthy smile says everything about how you feel about yourself. Restoring your teeth helps you meet the world with a grin.
At BC Perio, we love to help people find themselves in their own healthy smiles. Give us a call, and we can help you explore your dental implant options.