The Brief History and Benefits of Dental Implants

Jan 20, 2016

Have you ever wondered where dental implants first originated? The evidence of the very first dental implants in history dates back to 600 AD. The Mayans used bits and pieces of broken shells to create implants. They used the implants as a substitute for mandibular teeth. The 1940s evolved the Mayan’s creation, developing the endosseous dental implants.

The decades that followed after improved the structure of the dental implants. Today, dentists use dental implants coated with a special covering that allows for proper alignment of the implants with the jaw.

The advanced dental implants then become part of your mouth. So much so that you may not even realize they are fake. If you need a new set of teeth, choose dental implants. If you are not sure why, here are the reasons you should consider:

1. A Natural and Healthy Option

Dental implants are a strong and sturdy option. Your dentist will suggest this option to you if you need to replace a lost tooth. The dental implant will not only look like your natural tooth, but it will also function as one. If you choose any other options, they may cause bone deterioration and possibly interfere with smiling, speaking, eating, etc.

2. Last You a Lifetime

The life of dental implants is long. In comparison to dental bridges, which last five to seven years max, dental implants can last up to over ten years. You should visit your dentist every month so he or she can inspect your dental implants and determine their remaining lifespan.

3. Will Restore Your Smile

People with one or more missing teeth may lack the confidence to go out in public. They may feel reluctant to step outside of their house or talk to people for the fear that they may see their toothless grin. Dental implants will help you live your life without the constant fear of judgment by your peers.

4. Provide Protection to the Bone

You should see your dentist for a dental implant because not doing so can lead to health issues such as the loss of your jawbone. The primary function of the jawbone is to support the tooth and if it does not have anything to support, it can lead your jaw to lose its firmness and strength.

5. Will Not Fall Out of Your Mouth

Unlike dentures, dental implants will not fall out of your mouth nor will you have to take them out at night. They will become a part of you. You can brush and floss your dental implant as if they were your natural teeth.

6. You Can Eat Anything

With dentures, you may not feel comfortable eating certain foods, as you fear they might fall out and cause you embarrassment. With dental implants, you will be able to eat any type of food. Just make sure you do not eat hard or sugary foods as they may lead to the formation of cavities and other dental problems.

Visit Spring Cypress Dentist to inquire about dental implants. We look forward to your visit.


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