We say dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option out there and for many good reasons. They look natural, function like natural teeth, and require only maintenance comparable to natural teeth: brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly. In comparison to living with no replacement teeth or with an alternative tooth replacement option like dentures, dental implants can significantly improve your quality of life.

Look and Function Like Natural Teeth

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One of the biggest changes that occur when you lose your natural teeth is the look and function of your teeth. With missing teeth, they won’t function and definitely won’t look the same. You might adjust your diet and hide your smile every chance you get so that nobody knows you have missing teeth. On the flip side, if you replace your missing teeth with dentures or a dental bridge, they still don’t look or function exactly like natural teeth. If dentures weren’t fitted correctly, they can slip and slide around in your mouth. They also won’t stay put when biting into an apple or something hard.

No Discomfort

Another challenge you might experience after losing your teeth and either living with missing teeth or with an alternative treatment like dentures is discomfort. With dentures, when the fit is too incorrect, it can cause painful dentures sores. Additionally, your mouth might just feel sore after wearing dentures all day long. Once you get dental implants, it helps take the pressure off your gums. Instead, it places it on the jaw bone. As a result, you will experience little to no discomfort with your new replacement teeth with dental implants.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Dental implants aren’t a short-term investment. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last you for 30 or more years. In some cases, people enjoy their dental implants for the rest of their life. Imagine having a tooth replacement option you never have to worry about after you get it. Just be sure to visit us regularly to ensure your dental implants are still healthy and functioning optimally.

Preserve Jawbone

One of the biggest ways dental implants will improve your quality of life is by preserving your jaw bone. When you lose your natural teeth, the jaw bone begins to resorb. This occurs because it no longer has teeth to hold in place. When you get dental implants, jaw bone resorption won’t occur because the jaw bone has the dental implants to hold in place. As a result, your facial appearance won’t experience premature aging. 

Dental Implants Give You Confidence

The last reason why dental implants improve your quality of life is that they give you back the confidence you once had before you lost your natural teeth. When you lose your natural teeth, it’s normal to feel embarrassed about your smile. It’s not common to see people walking around with missing teeth. After all, teeth are essential for chewing, smiling, and speaking. When you lose natural teeth, you might also lose your confidence. When you get dental implants, they can help restore your confidence to the same level it was with natural teeth.

Studies Prove That Dental Implants Improve Quality of Life

It’s not just our opinion that dental implants improve quality of life, it’s also proven in studies.

It’s no surprise that when it comes to tooth replacement options, dental implants are better than any other choice. A study published in the Journal of International Dentistry shows that people with dental implants report a higher quality of life than those with any other restoration.

The new study compares the satisfaction people had with different treatments used following tooth loss. The study population consisted of 237 women who had lost one or more adjacent teeth. 64 got dental implants for the missing teeth, 60 got dental bridges, 47 got removable dentures, and 66 got no replacement. The women were given a 23-question survey that rated satisfaction with many aspects of their life. These included their work, health, emotional state, and sex lives.

Overall, women with dental implants reported the highest satisfaction with their lives, while those with dental bridges reported the second highest satisfaction. Dentures led to better satisfaction than getting no restoration.

Women with dental implants also reported the highest satisfaction in the emotional and sexual area while those with no restorations were the lowest in this area. Researchers also noted that satisfaction with the aesthetic results is as important as chewing function.

Are You Considering Tooth Replacement Options in Sydney?

At My Hills Dentist, we strive to make them even better, thanks to our streamlined digital dental implant process. With our streamlined digital dental implant process, we do most of the work before the surgery. You don’t even have to be there. The actual surgery can take as little as fifteen minutes. You can also get a replacement tooth at the very same time. Enjoy convenience and improved quality of life.

If you would like to learn more about your tooth replacement options, please call (02) 9686 7375 today for an appointment with a Sydney area implant dentist at My Hills Dentist in Baulkham Hills.