How Can the Benefits of Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life?
Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Missing teeth can take a toll on your life in many ways, from your self confidence to your overall health. If you’re missing teeth or are having teeth removed soon, you have a few tooth-replacement options. But the one that will provide you with the greatest improvement in your quality of life is dental implants. The benefits of dental implants far outweigh the benefits of other tooth-replacement options.
While traditional implants are beneficial for some people, if you’re looking to replace more than one or two teeth, All-on-4 dental implants might be a better choice for you. All-on-4 implants are a permanent tooth replacement option meant to replace an entire set of teeth with as few as 4 implants per jaw. Dr. Nicolas Bebeau specializes in this revolutionary tooth-replacement option.
What are dental implants?
All-on-4 implants include titanium screws that are surgically implanted into your jawbone beneath the gums. Once these anchor screws are in place, your dentist will mount bridges of replacement teeth onto them. When the procedure is complete, you will have implants that look, feel, and function like real teeth. These implants also preserve and stimulate the natural jaw bone, which helps to preserve and stimulate bone growth, preventing bone loss.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
Anyone who is missing teeth can enjoy the benefits of dental implants. Many Americans are missing one or more teeth and may thereby be suffering from a lower quality of life, as a lack of teeth can result in difficulty eating, accelerated bone loss and aesthetic compromise .
There are over 20 million people in the U.S. who are missing all of their natural teeth
An estimated 70% of all Americans aged 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth
One in four people over the age of 74 have lost all of their natural teeth
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
1. You Can Eat Without Limitations
Are you a lover of crisp fruits and vegetables? Do you enjoy eating a tough cut of meat, such as steak, or a good chewy snack from time to time? These foods can be very difficult to eat with dentures, missing or damaged teeth.
Thanks to dental implants being anchored into your jaw bone with titanium posts, those limitations are removed from your diet. Implants act just like a set of new, natural teeth that you can use to bite or chew anything you’d like.
Other tooth replacements, such as dentures, are not anchored in place and do not allow you to eat all of the foods you enjoy. This is just one of the many ways dental implants can improve your quality of life.
2. Dental Implants Provide You With a Natural Looking Smile
With tooth replacement options like dentures, you will always have the fear of being caught without them in or the worry that they will slip out of place while you’re smiling or speaking. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They can improve your quality of life by giving you the confidence to smile and reveal your dazzling teeth without fear or worry.
3. Your Teeth Are Restored Permanently
As long as you care for your implants properly, you will have a new set of teeth for life. Over time, dentures can become chipped, cracked, or worn. Dentures may also contribute to loss of bone and muscle tissue in the jaw, whereas dental implants stimulate the natural bone to prevent bone loss, while also helping to maintain the size and tone of facial muscles.
Contact Dr. Nicolas Bebeau at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Phoenix
If you’re considering getting dental implants—particularly the All-on-4 procedure—one of the most important things you can do is find a Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who specializes in this procedure. Contact us to learn more about All-on-4 dental implants for patients in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area, and give yourself a reason to smile again.
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