Dental implants might come in just behind anaesthesia as the most significant technological advancement of the 20th century.
When lost teeth could once only be replaced by destructive or less-effective treatments such as dentures or bridges, implants gave dentists a tooth replacement that appeared and functioned just like the tooth it replaced.
When the first modern dental implants were introduced in the 1950s, they completely transformed tooth replacement treatment and improved the oral and general health of people who had lost their teeth.
At the same time, they have by far the highest initial cost among tooth replacement options, and this causes some people to have second thoughts about them.
But the benefits provided by dental implants far exceed the benefits of other choices, so if dental implants can be used, Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic often recommends that they should be used.
At Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic, we can think of at least five reasons that dental implants are worth every penny of your investment. Let’s take a look.
1) Dental implants look natural
At Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic, we occasionally have patients with the misconception that dental implants seem unnatural and fake.
Sometimes this is because they know that the implant has three parts, including a threaded titanium root. In reality, though, the root is never seen, and it is only the crown that is visible.
And because the crown is made of medical-grade ceramic, it can be built to match the exact shade of your natural teeth.
Furthermore, the implant is extremely durable and has the same pearly lustre of natural teeth.
Once a dental implant is in place, even your closest friend won’t be able to see any difference between it and your natural teeth.
2) Implants protect the jawbone against deterioration
When teeth are absent, the jawbone deteriorates. It needs constant stimulation to remain healthy and maintain bone mass.
Restorations such as bridges or dentures do not stimulate the bone, and while they improve the look and function of the mouth, they also allow the bone to shrink.
Implants are just the opposite, working like natural teeth due to their titanium roots. The titanium fuses with the bone (osseointegration), causing stimulation and bone growth.
Having a complete set of teeth also balances your mouth, evening the chewing forces across teeth and bone. This preserves and strengthens the jaw and the surrounding tissues.
3) Dental implants are real bargains
This is not obvious, but it turns out to be true over time. When patients with missing teeth consider dental implants, they often wonder at the high cost.
At the time of treatment, implants are relatively costly. But when you find that implants typically last a lifetime, the overall price begins to become more economically sensible.
And dental implants reduce future dental costs and require far less expense on daily upkeep – no threaders, no special cleaning requirements, no containers, no threat of breaking, etc.
4) Restoring function
One of the most significant advantages of implants is that they fully restore daily activity. Implants remove the fear of dental appliance falling out as well as the embarrassment of missing teeth.
Many patients with partial or full dentures do not like them, for various reasons. They don’t feel like natural teeth, they require more complicated care, and the jawbone and gums and deteriorate.
The implant is the only solution that replaces a tooth.
In addition to eating, dental implants are also better for speaking. Partials and dentures can loosen and alter how patients talk.
Missing teeth can lead to whistling while speaking and other oddities. Because implants are permanently attached, speech is not negatively impacted. Thus, dental implants can improve overall self-confidence.
5) Improved overall health
Implants not only restore confidence but offer other less apparent benefits, including improved nutrition. Patients with dentures can struggle to eat enough vegetables, and nuts and seeds can be problematic.
Meat can be difficult for those without molars. With proper nutrition comes better overall health, not just oral health.
Convenient, Competent Care in Wantirna South
Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic is on Stud Road near Burwood Highway in Wantirna South. We offer convenient, free parking and are on public transport lines.
Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic offers late afternoon and early evening hours, emergency treatment, and we can be contacted through our convenient online contact form, or by phone.
If you are searching for a dental practice where the dentist takes time to determine exactly what your concerns and desires are, and who makes decisions based on what you indicate, then Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic is the right choice for you.
Our technology is unsurpassed including “One-stop” Cerec restoration and SNAP Dental Imaging Software. Our training is similarly top-notch.
We understand the difference a compassionate staff, and relaxing atmosphere can make on your dental experience. We take the time to get to know all of our patients on a personal level.
Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic serves local communities in Knox City, Boronia, Bayswater, Scoresby, Rowville, Ferntree Gully, Vermont, Vermont South, Burwood, Burwood East, Ringwood, Ringwood East and Wantirna.
Call us on (03) 9800 2338 or book your appointment online. We are located at 287 Stud Road in Wantirna South.