Why are dental implants the best solution to replace missing teeth?


Dental implants are devices that are inserted into your jawbone by a dental expert to support artificial teeth, such as crowns. They mimic the feel, structure and appearance of natural teeth, restoring your ability to speak and chew properly. 

A person may need an implant if they have one or more missing teeth. If you’re considering replacing damaged or missing teeth, you’ll find many options such as dentures and bridges. However, dental implants outclass other alternatives in a number of aspects and are the most reliable option. 

Here we’ve outlined the major benefits of dental implants:

They look and feel like your natural teeth

Once you’ve decided to go for implants, your dentist will design devices that match the shape, colour and size of your adjacent teeth. Once a dental implant is fitted with its artificial tooth, the result looks completely natural. No one but you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference between your implants and natural teeth. 

One of the key benefits of dental implants is that they behave like natural teeth, providing strength and function that other restorations can’t match. Since the implant is anchored firmly in your jawbone with screw-like devices, much like a natural root, it gives your false tooth stability.

Prevents bone loss

When you lose teeth, you also tend to lose bone mass around the site of your missing tooth. The reason? There is no longer a root to stimulate bone growth. Implants assume the role of a tooth root and stimulate the jaw bone, keeping it firm and healthy. This process is called osseointegration.

No eating restrictions and no slippage

Since dental implants are firmly anchored into your jaw with a titanium post that replaces the tooth root, they allow you to bite with more or less the same amount of force as your natural teeth. Other tooth replacement options such as dentures come with slippage issues. With implants, you can freely eat your favourite foods in public, being fully aware they will not slip out of place due to their rock-solid foundation. 

You can talk and laugh with confidence

With dentures, you may often have to worry about them moving out of place every time you talk or laugh. There are no such embarrassing situations with dental implants, as they are held firmly in your jawbone.  

Maintains facial structure

Since your teeth help support facial structure, missing teeth can cause a person’s face to sag, making them look older. Dental implants provide support similar to your natural teeth, keeping your facial structure intact. 

Enables natural speech

While missing teeth can make talking difficult, tooth replacement options like dentures can alter speech, making you pronounce words incorrectly. Because dental implants feel and function just like natural teeth, they enable you to speak easily and naturally.

No cavities

Dental implants are made of a material that can’t decay, hence you’ll never again have to worry about getting cavities. However, artificial teeth still need to be cared for to prevent bacteria build-up in your mouth which can cause infections and gum disease.

Easy to care for

Dental implants don’t require any special attention for their upkeep. You may continue caring for them just like you would for your natural teeth, which is brushing and flossing twice a day, dental check-ups and cleanings every six months. Although implants can’t get decayed, they can still attract plaque and tartar, leading to gum disease and infections, without proper care.

Supports adjacent teeth

A gap caused by a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift their positions and tilt into the gap, causing misalignment. This can affect your bite and appearance. A poor bite can also lead to issues with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and may result in pain and headaches. Dental implants fill the gap, allowing you to maintain an aligned smile.

A permanent solution to tooth loss

Other teeth restorations will need to be repaired or replaced periodically, but implants are designed to last for a lifetime, provided you give them proper dental care. 

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation with Go Dental Clinic’s highly experienced Specialist Implantologists. Call us at +971 4 397 9522 and book your appointment with our dental experts.