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9 Reasons to Fix Your Smile With Dental Implants

21 Nov 2022

When you’ve lost teeth, it can have a devastating impact on your life. You’ll probably feel self-conscious about smiling, laughing and talking. Things you take for granted suddenly become events you would probably rather avoid. 

Eating can also become a minefield. Chewing on one side of your mouth is uncomfortable and impractical, and you’ll probably find yourself stuck to a diet made up of softer foods. Having to miss out on your favourite meals soon gets depressing. 

Thankfully, dental implants can solve all of the issues you’ll face when you’ve lost teeth. 

Here are the nine best reasons to repair your smile with dental implants. 

1. Dental Implants Are Strong

Dental implants replace your entire tooth. What the world sees above the gumline is only part of a tooth. Below the surface, the roots anchor your teeth in place. 

Dental implants act like replacement roots. Made using super-strong titanium, your dental implants won’t wear down through overuse. The biocompatibility of titanium means it’ll fuse with your jaw to create a tight bond that lets you chew and bite whatever takes your fancy. 

2. Dental Implants Look Great

Dental implants are capped by realistic-looking replacement teeth. Your new smile is custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. Once we’ve fitted your permanent teeth, nobody will know they’re not even real. 

3. Dental Implants Last

Titanium is a material with lots of uses. In addition to its use in dentistry, it’s also found in elsewhere in medical treatments, such as hip replacements. Because of its resistance to corrosion and strength-to-density ratio, it’s used in the production of ships, aircraft, and even spacecraft. 

Because of its durability, you can expect your implants to last a lifetime. While you may need to change the teeth above the surface every fifteen years, the supporting structure should stay in place for years or even decades to come. 

4. Dental Implants Restore Confidence

When you’ve got dental implants, you can smile, laugh, chew, and talk with confidence. You won’t have any gaps to worry about, and your teeth will stay firmly in place —whatever you’re doing. 

Many people with implants notice an immediate lift in their confidence levels. You might find that you’re more than happy to show the world your smile. 

5. Dental Implants Help Prevent Bone Loss

When you lose teeth, it’s not just the surface of your smile that’s affected. Below your gums, your jaws could deteriorate. Without your teeth, your jaw bone has nothing to support. 

Gradually, the minerals in the bone will be absorbed into the bloodstream, and you’ll lose valuable volume in your jaw. 

When you lose jaw bone density, it can change your facial appearance. The skin around your mouth can sag, and you’ll develop an aged appearance. 

Dental implants bond with your jaw and help to keep the bone healthy. They are the only prosthetic option that can do this.

In cases where resorption has already started, you may need a bone graft procedure first to ensure you have enough density to support your implants. In some cases, we may use zygomatic implants that use the thicker bone of your cheeks to support implants on your upper jaw. 

6. Dental Implants Stop Tooth Movement

If you’ve still got natural teeth in your mouth, the gaps where you’ve lost teeth could increase the possibility of Mesial drift. This means that your natural teeth could shift into the gaps left by your missing teeth. When they shift, they’ll leave gaps and could twist in their position. 

Replacing your missing teeth early stops dental drift and keeps your remaining teeth in their natural position. By simply placing new teeth supported by implants into the spaces, you’ll stop any movement. 

7. Dental Implants Require No Additional Care

Often, when you go through a life-changing procedure, you need to think about constant aftercare. The great news about dental implants is that they don’t require any additional care to prevent them from failing. 

Taking care of your implants and maintaining the perfect smile is simple. All you need to do is brush your teeth thoroughly twice daily using a soft toothbrush and good-quality toothpaste. Using mouthwash and flossing are also great ways to preserve the health of your new smile. 

We also recommend coming to see us every six months for a checkup. Regular visits to see us allow us the opportunity to spot the early signs of any dental problems. 

The only real risk to your implants will come through advanced gum disease that could cause deterioration in your gums and jaw. Taking care of your new replacements and any remaining natural teeth will help prevent gum problems such as gingivitis or periodontitis. 

8. Dental Implants Can Fix Your Entire Smile

Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, or they can support up to an entire arch. When replacing a single tooth, the implant is capped with a crown. The whole row of teeth can be replaced with a denture supported by up to six strategically placed implants. 

When supporting multiple teeth, we’ll use angled implants that access a greater portion of your jaw volume. This technique gives several teeth the rigidity needed to bite confidently. 

9. Dental Implants Are Indistinguishable From Natural Teeth

We carefully colour-match your new teeth with any remaining natural teeth so you get a seamless smile. Once we’ve placed your new teeth, nobody will know that your new smile isn’t the one you’ve had for years. 

But’s not all about the way they look. They also feel like the real thing. When you bite and chew with your new implants, you won’t notice any difference compared to your natural teeth. Unlike other prosthetics, you can eat without worrying about your teeth moving. 

Dental Implants at Love Teeth

Dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to replacing teeth. At Love Teeth, we can change your life with this highly-effective procedure. 

Call our clinics in Chessington, Cheam, Stonecot, or Sutton today and arrange your consultation and find out if dental implants are the right option for restoring your smile. 


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