Despite maintaining a consistent oral care routine, many people still experience tooth loss. Dental implants are a great option for those that experienced tooth loss and are looking for a long-term solution.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Improve Your Nutrition With Implants

This is one of the least talked-about benefits of dental implants. Having the ability to properly chew your food impacts the nutrition of your body. The best way to get all of your nutrients is to eat fresh fruit/vegetables and whole grains. However, consuming those foods can be a challenge with dentures. With dental implants, you’ll notice that your digestion and nutrition improve dramatically.

Keep The Other Teeth In Your Mouth Healthy

The key to a complete smile is proper alignment. The shape and position of your teeth guarantee that they will wear properly and don’t harbor leftover food in between meals. Dental implants not only complete your smile, but also keep your oral hygiene routine simple.

Implants Are The Most Hygiene Options

Many people are unaware that dental implants are the more hygienic option than their removable counterparts. Dental implants are surgically implanted in the jawbone, meaning that you don’t have to worry about them falling out. Maintaining them is even easier as you can just brush and floss them along with your other teeth. Their removable counterparts, dentures, on the other hand, are susceptible to damage, which can cause scratches in your mouth, creating an optimal breeding ground for bacteria and increases the likelihood of developing fungal infections. With dental implants, you don’t have to think about infections, or adding any extra step to your oral care routine.

Maintain The Shape Of Your Smile

Properly aligned teeth are the key to a beautiful smile. With properly aligned teeth, the chances of food being trapped between them after a meal are significantly reduced.

How Do You Take Care Of Dental Implants?

Dental implants can care for the same way you take care of your real teeth. You should brush, floss, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Don’t forget to schedule your regular dental check-up.

What Are The Risks Associated With Implant Surgery?

The most common risks with dental implants involve improper placement of the implants in the jaw. Even though issues are rare, patients can still face the following risks: 

  • Damage to the surrounding teeth and tissues during surgery 
  • Nerve damage that can cause numbness or tingling 
  • Problems with sinus cavity (only with upper implants) 
  • Possibility of infection after surgery

In order to reduce your risk of complication, it is crucial that you follow the pre and post-operative instructions from your dentist. If you do smoke, you should quit smoking to ensure that you have a smooth healing process. 

Dental implants outweigh their removable counterparts drastically in benefits. If you would like to learn more about dental implants and whether they are a good option for you and your specific needs, contact us at Anabella Dental.