Getting dental implants is a big decision for your oral health. You may get to a point in your life where you need to replace your natural teeth. 

Well, this is becoming a more and more popular procedure. 

Nearly 6% of the population has dental implants. That may not sound like a lot, but only 0.7% of the population did this before 2000. 

If you are someone that has been told that you should get dental implants, you may be wondering if it is necessary for you. 

Why should you get this done? What are the biggest benefits of dental implants? 

These are some of the biggest advantages. 

Better Appearance 

One of the biggest advantages of getting dental implants is that it can help improve your appearance. The way this works is that when you lose a tooth or have a cracked tooth, you can get something called an implant in that part of your mouth. Once that implant is placed, a crown is inserted on top of that to protect the implant. 

The crown can essentially look like a fake tooth. If your missing or cracked tooth was in a notable part of your mouth, this can improve your smile immediately. 

If you end up getting a better smile out of it, you can gain a lot of confidence using that smile. This can be applied to every day activities in life, your performance at work, and more. 

Your smile can also impact how other people see you. About 76% of people believe that someone’s smile is the top physical trait to make a first impression on others. On top of this, 68% of people believe people who smile are more trustworthy and confident. 

Improving your appearance can be one of the biggest motivators when it comes to going through with this procedure. 

Protecting Your Mouth 

Another benefit of dental implants is they can help protect parts of your mouth. 

One example can be if you have a cracked tooth. In that situation, that tooth is not going to be in the healthiest state. On top of this, the condition of that tooth can impact the state of the teeth next to it. 

So, what can you do in this situation? You can contain the problem before it gets worse. 

If you have a tooth that is cracked and not in the healthiest shape, a dentist is likely going to suggest that you get an implant. Once you have an implant, you can then put a crown on top of that. 

What that can do for you is offer a layer of protection in that part of your mouth. Then, it can protect that part of your mouth from getting any worse and then prevent more damage from spreading to your neighboring teeth. 

Minor Inconvenience 

The good news is that if you are worried about this procedure impacting your daily life, you can put that to rest now. At most, you may feel a little sore in that part of your mouth for a couple of days. 

You will also not feel much pain when you initially have this procedure. That is because, at minimum, a dentist will give you anesthesia to help numb your mouth. Then, you will barely feel anything while a dentist uses their tools for the implant incision. 

On top of this, it is possible to be sedated during this procedure if you really insist on it. This should put you in a much calmer state if you are someone that gets nervous about the thought of having those tools in your mouth. 

Once the procedure is done, the dentist will let you go home and will most likely tell you to take it easy for a few days. All you have to do here is rest and avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 days. 

Also, try not to chew on that side of your mouth during your recovery time. Besides that, you should be back to your daily routine in no time. 

Improving Your Dental Health 

Finally, doing this procedure can improve your dental health. We discussed above how it can help protect a cracked tooth plus the teeth next to it.

However, it can also help with your gum health. Here, it can help prevent a problem from happening with your gums before it even begins. This can also prevent your jaw from shifting further than it has to. 

On top of the surgical benefits, you may see some benefits in your overall health. One reason for this is that you are proactively seeing your dentist as an adult. Considering that most adults decrease their dental visits after they turn 18, it is a great way to help you stay on top of your dental health. 

That dentist can help remind you of certain healthy dental habits. This can include brushing your teeth and flossing every day. 

Depending on your dental health, they may also give you specific recommendations. This can include cutting out sugar, cutting out tobacco, using mouthwash, and more. 

Get Dental Implants 

These are some of the biggest benefits of getting dental implants. It is a procedure that will have very minor interference with your daily life. 

It can also help improve your appearance, which should make you look and act more confident. You can also use this as a way to help protect your mouth and improve dental health. 

Do you need dental implants? Schedule an appointment with us today.