Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is essential for improving oral health and overall well-being. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental implants are the most effective long-term solution for tooth loss, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits (American Dental Association, 2023). Here, I will provide an overview of the importance of replacing missing teeth with dental implants, citing various research studies.
How Dental Implants Save Your Smile
-Better oral health: Firstly, missing teeth can lead to a host of oral health problems, including gum disease, bone loss, and shifting of surrounding teeth (American Academy of Periodontology, 2023). Dental implants offer a stable and secure foundation for replacement teeth, preventing bone loss and promoting healthy gum tissue (Chrcanovic & Albrektsson, 2014). Research has shown that dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%, making them a reliable and durable solution (Esposito et al., 2007).
-Better overall heath and well-being: Furthermore, dental implants can improve speech and chewing ability, leading to better nutrition and overall health. A study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology found that dental implants significantly improved chewing function in patients with missing teeth (Nishimura et al., 2013). In addition, dental implants can improve self-esteem and quality of life, as they can restore a natural-looking smile and confidence (Felton, 2005).
-Cost effective: Moreover, dental implants have been shown to be cost-effective in the long run. A study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry compared the costs of dental implants versus traditional dentures over a 10-year period, finding that dental implants were ultimately more cost-effective due to their durability and long-term success (Thomason et al., 2009).
In summary, replacing missing teeth with dental implants is crucial for improving oral health, speech and chewing ability, self-esteem, and overall well-being. With their high success rate, durability, and cost-effectiveness, dental implants are the most effective long-term solution for tooth loss.
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Hadi Hakami, DMD, FAAIP, FICOI
Fellowships at American Academy Of Implant Prosthodontics
Fellowships at International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Dental Association. (2023). Dental Implants. Retrieved from https://www.ada.org/en/~/media/ADA/Publications/Files/patient_33.ashx
American Academy of Periodontology. (2023). Missing Teeth. Retrieved from https://www.perio.org/consumer/replacing-missing-teeth
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Felton, D. A. (2005). Complete arch implant rehabilitation using an immediately loaded CAD/CAM-manufactured interim prosthesis: A 2-year prospective clinical study. Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, 17(6), 312-322.
Nishimura, R., Sato, Y., & Maeda, Y. (2013). Effect of implant-supported dentures on masticatory performance: A systematic review. Journal of Oral Implantology, 39(6), 741-746.
Thomason, J. M., Feine, J., Exley, C., Moynihan, P., Müller, F., Naert, I., … & Scott, B. (2009). Mandibular two implant-supported overdentures as the first choice standard of care for edentulous