By now, you must have probably heard about dental implants and all the incredible results that it can offer for your smile.
Despite all the ups and downs from last year, you might be considering making some positive changes in your life this 2021. And starting with a smile makeover with dental implants could be a great place to start.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small devices that replace the root of your lost teeth. They are surgical elements usually made out of titanium and designed to perform like natural teeth while serving as a base for an esthetic crown.
Since their discovery in the ’60s, dental implants have been the center of attention for many experts and professionals.
Why are dental implants so famous nowadays?
Previously, dentists used traditional fixed prostheses like crowns, bridges, and dentures to treat and rehabilitate teeth loss. And although fixed prostheses are still in use in contemporary dentistry and have their indications, dentists usually prefer using dental implants in every possible situation. Of course, there are several reasons for that.
The first and most obvious reason is the treatment effects on your oral health. Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants helps you recover the harmony and balance in your bite. Also, filling the spaces allows you to eat and speak better, avoiding frequent and uncomfortable complications. Furthermore, losing several teeth forces your remaining teeth to shift and move. And in the process, it weakens them making them more vulnerable to failure. Fortunately, dental implants solve this problem with careful prosthetic planning and a multidisciplinary approach.
On the other hand, dental implants are, to date, the only permanent dental treatment with a 95% success rate. Moreover, they offer one of the most natural and aesthetical final results in modern dentistry, looking and functioning like natural teeth or better.
Also, dental implants prevent you from losing bone structure (a frequent process after losing teeth), avoiding several complications.
Finally, with proper planning and preparation, dental implant surgery is a safe and controlled procedure that can solve numerous situations in just a few months. Therefore, they represent a long-lasting and efficient alternative to tooth loss.
What’s the secret behind dental implants’ success?
The secret remains in a biological process called osseointegration, responsible for both its success and failures. And although it sounds like a complicated concept, it is not.
Osseointegration is the relationship between the bone and the implant’s surface that allows them to stick together. Discovered more than five decades ago, this process guaranteed safety and compatibility, causing their current growth.
Therefore, nowadays, almost every dental implant is made out of titanium or its alloys and every upgrade and new technology aims for its improvement.
How to change my life and smile?
Changing your smile can represent an enormous boost in your confidence and self-esteem.
Smiling is such a fundamental and relevant gesture in modern days, that having dental problems can affect your performance in both professional and personal field. We will not be wearing masks forever and hopefully we will be getting back to some normality in just a few months. Soon enough, your smile will be back in the spotlight more than ever before.
Having your confidence back without worrying about blank spaces, loose prostheses, or speech difficulties will take your self-image and this new year to the next level.
Article originally published at yournewteethnow.com.