The advantages of dental implants cannot be understated. As a tool for solving tooth loss problems you will not find a better option. Even so, there are alternatives such as dentures or rocking a toothless smile and so it's key to understand all of the advantages of dental implants so that you can make the best decision for you going forward.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
We feel that simply stating the benefits isn't enough, that's why we have accumulated various opinions from actual dental implants patients and collated them here for you to get your teeth in to. Below you will see a series of advantages backed up by the voice of someone who has been through dental implants treatment themselves. For a comparative article on dental implants versus alternative treatments check out this article by the academy of implant dentistry.
1. They look so realistic you wouldn't know they're not real.
"When I was thinking about getting dental implants my main worry was that I didn't want to be walking around my local shopping centre with a mouth full of dazzling white porcelain or something. I don't like the idea of people knowing what I have in my mouth isn't real. So when I came to my consultation I voiced my concern but the dentist explained how I can choose the style and look of my dental implants. It turns out that each tooth can be designed to fit my own teeth and so they all match together. So far nobody has even noticed that they aren't real! Apart from people who knew I was getting the procedure done. But they were all amazed by the realistic appearance of the dental implants too. I am more than happy." - Janet Bowler
2. Your speech can be much improved.
"Before I got implants I tried out dentures. I did struggle at first with those. The denture slipped a lot. This meant that I did sometimes get a bit of a lisp when I spoke. It was kind of embarrassing. However, since the dental implants are fixed permanently to my gums, there is no way they can slip. It just feels like I have my old teeth back and this means that I also have my old voice back. I was starting to get kind of paranoid about my lisp but now it is all back to normal thanks to my dental implants." - Arthur Jones
3. They are the most convenient option.
"Convenience is my calling. I don't want to be faffing around trying to glue in dentures and such. That's why the implant teeth appealed to me. They are fitted into your mouth and then you are just good to go. I don't want to have to remove my teeth when I go to sleep and such. That's just not the life I want. The teeth implants just make me feel like I have normal teeth once again and so I would say that convenience is one of the biggest advantages of dental implants." - Andy Duboir
4. Dental implants will last a lifetime.
"When thinking about the advantages of dental implants I must state the without a doubt I would pick the longevity of them. Why, I will never need a new set of these. They are an investment in yourself. Although they did seem a little pricey to me when I was first considering them I did sit down with my best friend, Helen, and we talked about it. We both though that these implants will last me the rest of my life and so something that lasts for such a long time are certainly worth paying for. I wouldn't want to go through the ordeal of having new ones fitted every few years. It would be traumatic as well as taking a toll on my other teeth for sure. Another benefit here about the longevity of the product is that they are also durable. I don't feel that I need to be extra careful when biting into an apple for instance. I just know that the durability and strength of these teeth is as good or if not better than any normal teeth. I now use my teeth without worrying thanks to the durability and longevity of my dental implants. - Paula Hobbs
5. Dental implants will give you back yourself-esteem.
"I was only 31 when I had a full upper set of dental implants fitted. I had lost my top teeth in a freak accident but my teeth were not all that was hurt. My confidence was zero. So low that I didn't want to go out of the house. I was incredibly sad due to this and thought that my life would never be the same again. After my dental implants were fitted I can honestly say that my life is back on track. I actually like them more than my original teeth as the original ones were a little crooked to begin with. But the main thing is that I am confident again to go out in public and to smile and talk to people because I know that I look normal again. Hell, I would even say that my teeth are one of my best features now!" - Adnan Joseph
6. You can eat what you want again.
"Food glorious food... is the song I sang whilst tucking in to a buffet of delights once I had my dental implants fitted. For too long I had to turn down the foods that I had loved in a not so distant past due to the dentures I had. Now with my dental implants I have been eating everything I please." - Ralph Dennan
7. They are comfortable.
"I don't even notice that my teeth are not mine. To me, that is the definition of comfort. When something is so silent in touch and feel that you don't even realise it is there. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if this was all just a dream and that these are actually my real teeth. I have to look back at my dentist letters to be sure that this all really did happen haha!" - Helen Goldsmith For more information on dental implants treatment or to talk to use about booking in for a consultation please contact our award winning dentist in Cardiff.