The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

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​If you have a missing tooth, or several missing teeth, you may be wondering what the best solution is. Or perhaps you’ve tried dentures or a bridge and are now wondering if you are truly happy with the results and what other options you have. Dr. Alexandra George is an experienced dentist in Pittsburgh. She said there are many benefits to dental implants for tooth replacement, including a positive impact on oral health, social life and self-image.

“I’d say that the first thing most people will notice about you is your smile,” George said. “If you’re not happy with your smile, there’s nothing wrong with trying to improve it. A lot of things can be done to improve your smile. This, of course, will also be based on your unique situation, but the benefits are quite enormous.”

Improved Speech and Comfort

Dental implants will help you improve your overall appearance. This improvement will also extend to your speech and comfort since implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. They are far more comfortable compared to dentures because they are implanted in your jaw bone and are far more secure. They will also help you feel more comfortable in social circles, George said.

Improved Oral Health and Self-Image

According to George, dental implants also help improve your overall oral health.

“When you get implants, the teeth around them won’t get altered in any way, and you get a smile that looks as natural as possible. Brushing and flossing are also quite easy with implants, and you can also expect this to help you boost your self-image and perception of yourself,” she said.

Ease of Eating

Dental implants won’t slip or fall out while you’re enjoying your favorite meals with loved ones like dentures or other more temporary solutions, George said. You’ll be able to easily eat foods that might have been off your menu before replacing your missing teeth or if you chose a different replacement option.

Longer Durability

Aside from being super comfortable, George said dental implants can last anywhere from 25 years to your whole lifetime. The benefits here are not just limited to the cosmetic aspects, George said.

“Getting dental implants will help you improve your smile while also adding a lot of benefits along the way,” she said.

Dr. Alexandra S. George

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alexandra S. George - D.D.S., L.Vl.I.F. on December 9th, 2019