The long term benefits of dental implants

By December 20, 2014 August 26th, 2015 Dental Care, Dental Health, Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long term solution to many dental issues. They offer lifelike replacements for lost teeth, can be a permanent fix for missing or broken teeth and can significantly prevent bone loss in the jaw. That makes dental implants a very popular treatment at Aesthetic Family Dentistry!

Considering the exceptionally high success rate of this treatment, it is one we recommend in as many situations as possible. Of course, everyone is different, so if you’re considering dental implants as a treatment, it’s best to come and see us to discuss.

The psychological benefits of dental implants

The psychological benefits of dental implants are immediate. There is a significant link between self-confidence, happiness and our mouth. Having a full set of healthy teeth changes the way you smile, increases confidence and gives you the mental boost to go on with your day.

During adolescent years, having a set of straight, clean teeth has a massive impact on a child’s development. An attractive smile can significantly affect how confident a child becomes and how included within their social structures they feel. Both confidence and peer acceptance can have a long-lasting impact.

In adulthood, having a lovely smile is important in all aspects of our lives. A smile is the primary external mechanism for showing approval or happiness. Both of which are important in our personal and professional lives.

The physical benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are more than just esthetics, they are beneficial to your oral health too. From a hygiene perspective, straight teeth are much easier to clean. They offer a predictable surface for the brush, fewer gaps for food to get stuck and fewer hiding places for bacteria to build up.

Straight teeth are also easier to floss, which is incredibly important for your long term oral health!

The other main physical benefit of dental implants is that they can replace broken or missing teeth. This has an obvious esthetic benefit but also reduced bone loss within the jaw. It aids digestion and can have a positive effect on bringing oxygen to the brain.

If a broken tooth has to be removed, the jaw bone around the gap will begin to recede, which can reduce the overall strength of the bone in the surrounding area. Having a dental implant causes the bone to regrow around the root, just as it would with a real tooth, thus reducing bone loss.

So it should now be clear why we at Aesthetic Family Dentistry recommend dental implants wherever suitable. They are a permanent solution to a range of dental issues and can help both psychologically and physically. As holistic dentists, it’s too good a treatment to pass up! 

If you live in Denville, Dover, Morristown, Morris Plains, Mountain Lakes, Randolph, Rockaway and have questions about dental implants contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we can help!