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Dental Implants: Advantages and Disadvantages

Dental Implants Advantages And Disadvantages

The only permanent solution for restoring one or more missing teeth, dental implants can be life-changing. And while there are certainly some massive benefits of getting dental implants in Buderim, it’s important to have a solid understanding of the procedure before making any decisions. 

To help you get started, let’s take a look at some of the biggest advantages and disadvantages of dental implants.

The Advantages

  • A Natural Appearance
    Dental implants look, feel and function like your own natural teeth. As they are designed to fuse with your jaw bone (the implant itself acts as a natural tooth root), they even become permanent.
  • Improved Speech
  • With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words.

    Unlike wearable tooth replacements such as full or partial dentures, dental implants are firmly secured in place. This allows you to speak more comfortably without the worry of your teeth slipping or moving out of place.

Improved Speech
Dental implants look feel and function like natural teeth.
  • Comfortable
    Many patients find implants to be the more comfortable tooth replacement option since they look and feel like natural teeth.
  • No Eating or Dietary Restrictions
    Once your dental implants are healed, there are no dietary restrictions at all. You can enjoy all your favourite meals and drinks without limitation!
  • Prevent Bone Loss
    As they are placed in the jawbone, implants can prevent bone deterioration that occurs with missing teeth. Not only this but they can actually promote bone growth as well. This can help your jaw to maintain a healthy and natural appearance.
  • Reduce Facial Sagging
    Similar to the above point, since implants function as natural teeth they provide facial support so that your cheeks and lips appear natural and full. They also prevent facial sagging from occurring. 
  • Can Improve the Comfort of Dentures
    Denture Implants or permanent dentures can be used to better support dentures or other dental restorations so that they are more secure and comfortable.
  • Confidence and Self-esteem
    Restoring your smile with dental implants can lead to a confidence boost, especially if you felt self-conscious or uncomfortable about missing teeth or tooth gaps before. 
Dental Implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.

The Disadvantages 

  • Not Suitable For Everyone
    Some people may not be eligible for the procedure however, most adults are good candidates. The only way to confirm this is through a professional dental evaluation.
  • It Takes Time And Commitment
    The total process of getting dental implants lasts months, involves a series of appointments and surgeries and requires healing before moving to the next phase. In order to enjoy the long-lasting benefits of implants, patients need to first commit to the longer procedure time. Once healed however, they are fairly low-maintenance.
  • More Expensive Than Temporary Alternatives
    Dental implants costs in Buderim (and Australia in general) are generally more expensive than temporary alternatives such as removable dentures.
  • The Rare Risk of Complications
    Dental implants have a very high success rate, but like any procedure, they do come with the rare risk of complications such as rejection, infection or sinus issues. If you experience any issues with your dental implants, you must seek urgent treatment from an emergency dentist as soon as possible. 

Dental Implants Consultation – Dentist in BuderimIf you are interested in learning more about dental implants in Buderim, book a consultation at Comfort Dental today. Our friendly dentists are experienced with this procedure, we can help answer any other questions you may have and perform an evaluation to confirm if you are a suitable candidate.