When we’re missing teeth or have one missing tooth, it can affect our lives in so many ways. For our patients, one of the most significant effects we see is the impact tooth loss can have on their self-esteem.
People who have a missing tooth often hide their smile when they laugh, don’t feel good when they look in the mirror, and may feel constantly paranoid that someone will notice the gap in their teeth.
And when patients experience a knock to their confidence like that, it can slowly filter into other areas of their lives in profound ways.
Perhaps they avoid going out on dates, having fun with their friends in social settings, or capturing memories in photographs. Not having healthy teeth is constantly on their minds, creating feelings of jealousy when they see people with beautiful natural teeth.
Then you have all the physical symptoms of tooth loss to battle with, such as the inability to speak or eat properly. If you’re experiencing missing teeth and know exactly how these patients feel, we’re so sorry you’re going through this.
We know it’s not easy. But luckily, there are options to replace your missing teeth that look just like natural teeth: Dental implants.
In this guide to dental implants, we want to help you understand getting a replacement tooth can genuinely change your life. So, keep reading to explore the life-changing benefits of dental implants and see if you’re a good candidate!
How dental implants can (seriously) change your life: Top 7 dental implants benefits
If you have missing teeth and are considering undergoing a dental implant procedure but are wondering if it’s really worth it, we implore you to read on and gain a true understanding of all the life-changing benefits of dental implants.
#1 Improved appearance
Dental implants can restore missing or damaged teeth, giving you a more attractive and natural-looking smile. Dental implants look exactly like natural teeth, making them an aesthetically-ideal option to replace missing teeth.
Plus, when you fill in a gap in your smile, it can make the surrounding teeth in your mouth look better too! This can drastically improve self-esteem and confidence in social and professional settings – putting that pep back in your step!
#2 Better oral function
Dental implants can help restore a natural tooth’s normal biting and chewing function, which can significantly improve your overall nutrition and health. You no longer have to avoid your favourite foods because they are impossible to chew or hurt your jawbone. What is the first thing you’d munch on?
#3 Improved speech
Missing or damaged teeth can significantly affect a person’s speaking ability. So if you’re tired of people not understanding you or sounding much older than you are, why not consider dental implants to help restore normal speech patterns?
#4 Increased convenience
Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth, do not require special cleaning solutions or adhesives, and don’t slip or move in the mouth. Unlike dentures, a dental implant is fairly fuss-free, so you don’t even have to think about it!
#5 More longevity
Dental implants are designed to last for many years and may be a more permanent solution than bridges or dentures. By investing in a dental implant, you can get better value and longevity from your new and improved smile.
#6 Improved oral health
Dental implants are designed to preserve the health of surrounding teeth and gums by preventing bone loss, which can occur when a tooth is missing. So by getting a dental implant, you’re helping out adjacent teeth too!
#7 Better quality of life
We left the best for last. Dental implants can make it easier for you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, which can significantly improve your overall quality of life. You’ll likely be happier, less stressed, and more in love with yourself than ever before!
How to know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants
We really can’t say if you’re a good candidate for dental implants until we get you into our dental office chair! BUT we can give you a few indicators that you’re likely a good fit for dental implants.
You might be a good candidate for dental implants if you:
- Have good overall oral & general health: This is because you’ll need to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the dental implant
- Are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene: You should be willing to maintain good oral hygiene habits to ensure the longevity of your implant
- Don’t have any conditions that would impede healing: These conditions might include diabetes or certain autoimmune disorders that affect your ability to heal
- Don’t smoke or are willing to quit smoking for good: Smoking can seriously increase the risk of implant failure and may lead to other complications
- Are not pregnant: Pregnancy can affect the healing process, and it’s not advisable to perform any elective surgery during this time, including dental surgery
It’s important to note that dental implant treatment is a complex process that requires a thorough examination and consultation with an experienced dental implant specialist to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
So if you think you’re ready for this life-changing experience, we seriously recommend getting in touch with our dentists here at Dickens Yard Dental.
Interested in dental implants? Talk to our friendly dentists today!
We hope you’re feeling inspired by today’s blog to change so many aspects of your life with this one incredible dental procedure. And with our finance plans starting from just £54.60* a month, there’s no reason not to, really!
At Dickens Yard Dental, we’re in the business of transforming smiles (and confidence) by delivering premium cosmetic dentistry services with impeccable results. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, our dentists create smiles so good, you’ll never want to hide it again!
Oh, and did we mention we are nervous-patient proof? Everything from our friendly approach to our relaxing, modern clinic in Ealing, London will instantly put you at ease, no matter the treatment. Book a treatment or chat to us today to get started.
*Subject to status. Conditions apply. Representative examples: Cash price of treatment £2600; repayable by 60 monthly payments of £54.60; Total amount repaid £3276; Representative 9.9% APR.