Dental implant technology has come as a boon for millions of patients around the world who suffer from missing teeth. Teeth may be lost due to aging, disease, accident or injury, or in some cases, one or more teeth may be missing from birth. In all such situations, the patient's general health, oral functionality and the physical appearance gets compromised to some extent.
But over the last two decades, dental implants have created a revolution in the field of restorative dentistry. Patients no longer need to suffer the limitations arising from missing teeth, nor do they need to go for cumbersome solutions such as removable dentures. Dental implants are an efficient, effective and permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth.
Dental implants restore the physical well-being of the patient. The patient is able to eat and chew all kinds of foods naturally and the complete normal functioning of the mouth is restored. The implant eliminates the chance of infection and conserves the bone and tissue just like a natural tooth.
For patients, the best part is that very soon they will totally forget that they are using an implant. It replaces the natural tooth so well that the patient adapts quickly to it. He does not feel conscious about the implant, and performs and behaves very naturally with other people. The consequent result is the restoration of the natural self-confidence and self-esteem of the patient.
Even at an aesthetic level, the implants look and feel like the other natural teeth. As a result, the person who is using the implants does not feel awkward or self-conscious about his or her personality or appearance. In effect, the dental implants help to improve the personal relationships, social behavior and the professional work performance of the person.