How Dental Implants Could Change Your Life

Dental implants can transform your life in more ways than one.
At River Practice, we are proud to offer a professional and reliable service with our friendly and qualified dentists. We offer a whole range of services, including a few that many people may not even consider.
This includes dental implants, an innovative service that allows you to live your life wearing a new confident smile that you can rely on.
Within this article, we are focusing on the many benefits and changes you will experience with the treatment. Our services are here for one reason – to make sure you maintain good oral health. We also aim to improve your quality of life and if you have missing teeth, this can have a severe effect on your everyday life.
Do not hesitate to book an appointment to discuss your interest into any of our services. We are happy to discuss treatment options and work through any questions that you may have.
If you read this article and feel like dental implants could be for you, get in contact with our team where we can discuss your options and build a plan that works for you.
Firstly, what are dental implants?
Dental implants offer a long-term solution for people with missing teeth. The treatment has grown in popularity due to the reliability and durability it provides alongside a cost effective service.
There could be many reasons that you may need dental implants, such as through gum disease or an injury.
The treatment involves inserting a permanent fixture that will provide a firm root for the replacement tooth, crown or bridge.
You can expect the treatment to be completed in a lot less time than a year and will be something you will not regret.
With your new teeth, you will hopefully find that your quality of life will be improved alongside a new-found confidence you can enjoy forever more! 
They are just like natural teeth
If you want a treatment that looks completely natural, dental implants could be a great choice for you. They are strong and stable, acting just like your natural teeth.
And the best part? Nobody else will have a clue – they’ll simply be admiring your natural looking smile!
Dental implants are a popular choice compared to other options such as removable dentures. Removable dentures can be a hassle in everyday life, causing discomfort or even embarrassment on some occasions due to slipping while eating or speaking.
Your appearance will be improved
Your appearance is one of the main changes with this treatment. Dental implants not only give you a full set of teeth again, but you can also carry on like you would normally with natural teeth.
Also, if you have missing teeth, you may notice that your face may appear sunken. This could be a feature that you are not happy with and may feel self-conscious about. Dental implants give you the chance to restore your natural face shape; with this treatment you will see a huge transformation that will make you feel like yourself again.
Your speech will be improved
If you have missing teeth or dentures that do not fit properly, you may experience problems with your speech. Without straight teeth or spaces, you could be mumbling or slurring your words. Dental implants however are fixed in place, meaning you don’t have to worry about your teeth slipping or experiencing problems with your speech.
You will find it easier to eat
Badly aligned teeth or dentures that slip can make eating a mission. With dental implants you can enjoy eating all kinds of food, and you won’t have to worry about damaging your dentures or having any accidents.
If you have removable dentures it may be difficult to eat your favourite foods. This could be especially challenging when you like hard foods such hard fruit, hard breads etc. but as dental implants act as natural teeth – this means you don’t need to worry about damaging your dentures and can carry just like you would with your natural teeth.
Lifelong friend
The great news is that dental implants can last a lifetime – unlike dentures that will only last several years and will eventually need replacing.
No more worries about your teeth
If you have experienced tooth loss, you have probably spent a lot of time worrying about your appearance. With dental implants, you can forget about feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed in public. You can live a good quality life without the added stress!
Keep your bones healthy
If you have empty spaces in your mouth, this can lead to oral health issues such as the deterioration of the jawbone. With the implant of a single tooth, this means that your dentist won’t need to trim down the adjacent teeth. This however won’t need to be done if you had a conventional fixed bridge. With a dental implant, this will minimise the amount of bone loss and will help you maintain a healthy mouth.
It’s not as scary as you think
Although the thought of dental implants can be a daunting experience, you should have nothing to worry about. Every patient will be different, however the treatment is usually done with local anesthetic and our dentists are fully qualified to help you through the process. Just take a read of a previous post, where we talk about this very subject here.
Your oral health will benefit
When you have dental implants, it is important that you practice good oral care. If you want yours to last a lifetime, you need to ensure you are cleaning your teeth properly and regularly. All the information you need will be provided by your dentist, explaining exactly what you need to do to manage the aftercare of your dental implants efficiently. Also, if you have certain teeth that are harder to clean, your dentist will show you the best way to care for them.
Dental implants are cost effective
For many individuals, dental implants are a cost effective treatment. It offers a long-term solution for missing teeth and is more satisfactory for those who have missing teeth.
You can have one dental implant or a full set
Dental implants are a convenient treatment and they are unique to every person. Whether you have one missing tooth or require a full set, your dentist can create a plan perfect for you.
Comfort will be improved
Having removable dentures can cause discomfort and can be an inconvenience when removing them. With dental implants, you won’t need to worry about the embarrassment of removing dentures and can carry on as normal. The convenience is something that shines through in people who have them fitted. It is a reliable, durable and convenient treatment for so many people. As dental implants are fused to the bone, you won’t need to worry about them slipping or loosening at all.
Your confidence will shine through
One of the best things about dental implants is the feeling of being content with your appearance and having that new-found confidence. You will feel amazing with all of the benefits including appearance, reliability and comfort you find in this treatment.
Although this is an investment, it is cost effective and you will be able to discuss the entire treatment with your dentist. Read our article: Dental Implants Are Not As Scary As You Think – we discuss exactly what dental implants are, the treatment, the consultation and more. It is important to gain an understanding of dental implants before going ahead, but this will all be possible with a consultation with your dentist to find out if the treatment is for you.
Here at River Practice, we have had years of experience with dental implants. We have been able to watch people’s confidence grow and ultimately change people’s lives for the better. Do not hesitate to give us a call if this is a treatment you would like to consider, we can answer any of your questions and get you one step closer to that perfect smile!