Our natural teeth are meant to last for a lifetime. However, due to genetics, trauma and poor oral hygiene, many people find themselves losing more teeth each year.
Our smiles play a major role in our daily lives, especially when it comes to making a first impression. This is why recently toothless people brave their fears and head over to their dentists. Failure to do so can lead to problems like jaw bone resorption and loss of self-confidence, which can greatly affect how one socializes.
Dental Implants in the Philippines
To be frank, there are still people who wear dentures instead of implants. This could be due to a number of factors. Socioeconomic concerns may make a person unable to afford this procedure. Due to the materials used and the complexity of the procedure, dental implants are priced in such a way that only middle-class to wealthy patients may afford it. There is also a chance that the patient is unable to receive this particular treatment due to health concerns or poor bone density, despite being of a high socioeconomic status.
Despite being a third world country, dental implants are becoming more popular in the Philippines. Instead of fixed or removable dentures, many patients are opting for dental implants for many reasons.
The Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants
Most dentists will tell you that they prefer this particular dental prosthesis for edentulous patients. This is because implants provide patients with the following benefits:
- They Look Real
- Just like any other prosthesis, it is important to make sure that an implant looks like it "belongs." A skilled technician will be able to match the hue of the crown to that of the existing teeth. With regard to shape, the dentist will make sure that the implant looks inconspicuous. Therefore, it will be shaped to match pre-existing dentition.
- Implants are most likely to outlive the rest of the natural dentition. Studies have been done in the past to determine how durable this type of prosthetic is. Results show that it may last for 20 years or longer, with proper care of course.
- Please note that implants have to be treated like regular teeth. They should be brushed and flossed properly to keep food debris at bay.
- Does Not Fall Off
- People who have traditional dentures are in danger of social embarrassment, especially if they fail to get their dentures relined regularly. A person who has dental implants will never have to endure the shame that comes with a denture falling out in public.
- Regain Youthfulness
- Elderly people who have implants are less likely to worry about wrinkles around their mouth. These unsightly wrinkles are usually caused by trying to hold loose dentures in place. In some cases, they may be a sign that the alveolar bone is starting to resorb as well.
Dental implants are a godsend for patients who detest bulky dentures and those who want to remain youthful in their old age. Are you a likely candidate for this procedure? We'll discuss that in a future blog.
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