The benefits of dental implants – Your questions, answered

benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are a sophisticated, advanced and modern treatment for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw to fill the gap and can be used to support crowns, bridges and dentures.

Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic concern. Dental implants have a range of other benefits to improve your oral health, quality of life and the longevity of your teeth.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are made from titanium, so they’re strong, secure and long-lasting. There’s no need to worry about them becoming wobbly or falling out.

With proper oral hygiene and regular six-monthly check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime. That’s why they are considered a much greater investment than some other conventional treatments and are preferred by both patients and dentists.

Do dental implants look like real teeth?

One of the biggest benefits is that dental implants dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. They are custom-made to match the colour of your surrounding teeth and fit perfectly in the gap.

Additionally, their resemblance to real teeth make dental implants easy to care for. To keep them clean, simply brush and floss twice a day as per usual and visit your dentist every six months for a regular check-up and clean. Although artificial teeth can’t decay like natural teeth can, it’s still necessary to care for them just as well to prevent bacteria from building up in your mouth and causing infections.

Can you eat with dental implants?

Dental implants give you the liberty to eat all of the foods that you weren’t able to with missing teeth. In fact, implants restore overall functionality in your mouth. This includes your ability to chew certain foods comfortably, your bite force and your speech.

Dental implants also promote bone growth. When you lose a tooth, you can also lose bone mass in your jaw. Replacing the tooth promotes bone jaw stimulation due to the fusion between the bone and titanium posts.

If you have a missing or knocked out tooth, it’s time to perfect and restore your smile. At Smiles Nambour, we’re providing a FREE 15-minute consultation for dental implants. Get expert advice with no obligations from our trusted dentists.

For all other appointments, we offer flexible payment methods and plans – including Afterpay for up to $2000 and ZipMoney for over $2000. We also offer a 10% discount for seniors.

To book your free consultation, contact us online or give us a call on (07) 5441 4438.