We live in a very appearance-oriented society, and your teeth are often one of the first things others notice about you. Gaps between your teeth are somewhat less than elegant, and teeth damaged by cavities, trauma and other dental problems can cause you pain, inconvenience, and difficulty eating and speaking, not to mention the bruising to your self-confidence. Here’s the kicker: you no longer have to just “live with” the problem! Dental implants can literally change your life, in multiple ways, and enable you to be 100% yourself at all times. Here’s how:
#1: They Keep You Looking Younger
Our facial structure is meant to be supported by the teeth, and when you lose even one tooth, the others begin to move and the muscles of your face are no longer as firm. Dental implants not only benefit your dental functions, but they make your smile fuller, support sagging muscles in the cheeks, jaw and lips. No matter what your age, implants will immediately make you look years younger by firming up the muscles under your facial skin, making wrinkles appear less noticeable.
#2: Implants Are Like Real Teeth
Dental implants are almost identical to having your own natural teeth. The metal posts are implanted surgically into your jaw, and the teeth attached to them. As the implants fuse to the jawbone, the artificial teeth become more stable and they behave exactly like real teeth do.
#3: More Comfortable Than Dentures
Many patients find full or partial dentures uncomfortable and difficult to wear. For anyone who experiences sores, gagging or other problems with dentures, implants are far more comfortable. They don’t require any adjacent teeth to connect to, as bridges do, and there’s no risk of them coming loose and falling out at embarrassing moments.
#4: A Longer-Term Solution
Few patients are thrilled at the idea of having to have artificial teeth redone every five years, but both bridges and dentures typically need replacement throughout your life. With implants, that’s no longer necessary. Although they may need occasional adjustments, they’re intended to last for your lifetime. And since the cost of dental implants in BC is very competitive, when you compare it with the expense of replacing bridges and dentures throughout your life you’ll find it’s exceptional value for money.
#5: Improved Chances of Career Success
Your smile and confidence are both important to succeeding in your chosen career, and dental problems can deliver a poor impression of both your personal hygiene and your self-esteem. When you go for job interviews, it’s essential to look and feel as confident and content as possible, and having a ready, beautiful smile can make a world of difference to the impression you create.
#6: Better Oral Health
Having dental implants protects your overall oral health from the bone loss and degeneration you’re likely to experience if you have gaps between your teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants aftercare is simple, and you can maintain your regular daily brushing and flossing without the inconvenience of removing and soaking them. The support implants provide can actually help rehabilitate your mouth and strengthen your other teeth in place.
#7: Enhanced Overall Health
Missing, loose, or painful teeth make it really difficult to eat foods with the nutritional value, such as fruits, vegetables and high-fiber foods. This results in a lack of the proper nutrients, which can lead to more tooth loss, bone loss, weight gain, blood glucose imbalance and other long-term health risks. Dental implants can enable you to eat the freshest, crispiest and most healthful foods possible, which will both increase your pleasure in life and enhance your overall health and longevity.
Imagine a life without having to worry about your teeth, your smile, your appearance or whether you can handle eating a dish you love. Dental implants can give you that life, without any concerns about embarrassment or difficulties occurring while you go about your business.
Discover how dental implants can change your life. As one of the leading implant dentists in North Delta, we’re ready and waiting to help you take the first step towards increased confidence and a beautiful smile. Please contact us to schedule your appointment.