Dental implants simply replace missing teeth. Different to removable dentures, dental implants look, feel and behave like natural teeth.
By not replacing missing teeth, it can not only affect your appearance and confidence, it is also a gateway to general health problems in the future.
Tooth loss can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life as it can not only affect physical appearance and the self-confidence to smile, but also has negative impacts on well-being and other dental and health issues such as:
- Change in bite due to shifting teeth
- Trouble chewing certain foods vital for nutrition
- Bone loss in the jaw leading to facial disfigurement
- Drifting and movement of remaining teeth
- Extra strain on remaining teeth causing more missing teeth
- Joint problems in the jawbone leading to migraines and jaw pain
The placement of dental implants is extremely predictable due to the advancement of the technology over the past 10 years. It is extremely rare that an implant doesn’t take to a person’s mouth. If this does occur, it is simply fixed with the positioning of a new implant.