Dental implants have been growing in popularity ever since their introduction in the 1950s. This begs the question then: why is everyone considering dental implants? This week we will explore just some of the reasons why our patients love their dental implants.
Back in the day, dental implants were painfully obvious. Things have changed however, and these handy appliances camouflage so well among your natural teeth that no one will be able to tell the difference! The trick is that we colour match your new teeth to your old ones. Furthermore, they are created to mimic the natural structure in your mouth, so that the implanted root will actually integrate with the bone of your jaw. This means that you can eat, drink, and smile the way you used to!
Do you need more than one or all of your teeth replaced? With dental implants, you’ll be able to get the work done exactly where you need it. When dental bridges are used instead of implants, many natural teeth need to be modified. These natural teeth are ground down and prepped to ensure that the bridge fits. Those healthy teeth will eventually need to be replaced in the long run. Implants, on the other hand, only involves the missing teeth. Your other teeth are free to live out their natural lives in peace.
Dental bridges only last for five to fifteen years. Implants last much longer, giving many of our patients up to 50 years of great teeth. Minor repairs may be necessary every decade, but a well-taken care of implant won’t ever need to be replaced. This is because implants can’t get cavities and the only reason they might fall out is due to extreme bone loss.
If you want to know if you are eligible for implants, contact the expert denturists at 403-254-5000 for a consultation today!