Why Choose Dental Implants?
There is 70% of the population that has lost at least one tooth. The most common tooth-loss is one of the back molars. What most people do not know is that the effect of tooth-loss causes many significant health and psychological issues which reduce life expectancy of an individual.
Tooth-loss leads to missing chewing surfaces and reducing biting force. This will prevent an individual from eating and chewing hard or crunchy foods. Over time one’s diet slowly changes. Individuals with tooth-loss tend to pick softer foods to eat such as: pasta, mashed potatoes, and bread. These are high carbohydrate diets, which lead to weight gains. Underlying health issues associate with obesity such as high blood pressure and diabetes have been well documented and proven over many years of medical research. These underlying health issues lead to shorter life expectancy of an individual with missing teeth.
Missing teeth also have profound affect on a person’s psychological status, especially missing front teeth. Missing teeth directly cause the lost of self-confidence and hinder one’s ability to socialize and to connect with others. These psychological statuses cause an individual to withdraw, introvert, and not be happy, as one should be in life. Luckily, with the advance of dentistry over the years there are many ways to restore missing teeth either by use of a crown, bridge, denture, partial or, recently gained popularity: dental implants.
What is an implant?
A Dental Implant is a titanium screw (stage 1), which anchors in the bone to serve as a root of the tooth. Dental implants have very high success rate due to recent advance in dental implant research and development. The success rate could reach as high as 95% (which is unparalleled in modern medical surgery). When dental implants are fully healed and integrated to the bone (stage 2), implant crowns or bridges can be connect to the implants to restore missing teeth for cosmetic, function, and bite force (stage 3).
Reasons to consider restoring missing teeth with dental implants:
- Keeps the problem limited to site of the missing tooth itself without involving other teeth in the process. Implants help preserve healthy teeth when compared to the bridge or partial option.
- Dental implant will simulate the closest replication of natural teeth. One can brush and floss and do all normal hygiene routine just as normal teeth.
- Dental implants provide the best long-term option for restoring missing teeth.