Dental implants have become the state-of-the-art solution for tooth replacement because it has taken the precedence over any other earlier or present treatments. Most patients can benefit from dental implants, with modern and health guarding innovative technology, even for those patients who could not find solutions, previously. Single tooth implant or multiple tooth implants will not only fill a gap in a patient’s mouth, but they also become part of them for a lifetime. Dental implants have become now the best and paramount choice for orthodontist surgeon and dental implant surgeon’s choice for missing teeth replacement for many benefits:
One of the biggest advantages of an implant is that it restores full chewing power. Most patients cannot tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant tooth. They can eat with it completely normal, and they can brush and floss normally as well.
While a dental bridge may only last around 10 years or so, dental implants can last a lifetime. The implant is titanium made and it integrates with the jawbone. It is biocompatible, meaning that it is non-toxic and the body does not reject it. It makes a powerful replacement tooth.
Bone loss occurs in the jaw when there are no tooth roots, structure, or even implants keeping the jawbone stimulated. Where there is no tooth, the jawbone in the empty space deteriorates due to lack of stimulation. That bone area loses almost a quarter of its volume if no implant is placed in the first year of losing a tooth, then bone loss continues over the years. Dentures can even accelerate bone loss as they often become loose, and then rub against the bony ridge, gradually wearing it away. Because an implant replaces the root as well as the tooth, it provides the needed stimulation for natural bone growth.
The gap from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to crookedly-shift towards the gap. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite, your ability to chew and your appearance. It can cause interference that makes tooth replacement difficult later. A poor bite can also lead to issues with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and may result in pain and headaches.
A missing tooth gap can act as a trap for food and bacteria and can lead to gum disease.
Facial sagging can be an unwanted effect of bone loss resulting from missing teeth. This is where the lower third of the face starts to collapse, gradually closing the distance between the tip of the nose and the chin. Changes can include excess wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and a more pointed chin, making the person look a lot older than his or her true age.
Getting a dental implant that functions and looks like a natural tooth requires professional consultation and special surgical expertise from a qualified and experienced dental surgeon. At Dr. Thomas’s dental implant clinic, Dubai, we provide professional dental care with World’s finest high-end equipment in a friendly and comforting environment. Dr. Thomas, orthodontist surgeon, personally treats every patient from consultation to the final stage. To learn more about dental implants, book appointment at +971 4 452 5751.