A recent market research report highlighted the future growth in dental implant sales. It’s one of the leading areas of growth according to this report. There’s no reason to doubt the accuracy of the statement, but there is something about the report that seems a little off. The report is focused on “Cosmetic Implants,” and it looks at dental implants alongside breast implants, buttock implants, and injectable fillers.
But are dental implants really cosmetic implants?
They Certainly Are Cosmetic
One thing that is indisputable: dental implants do provide a highly attractive result. Unlike traditional plastic dentures, dental implants are topped with natural-looking dental crowns that look just like natural teeth. Dental implants aren’t supported by wires or other attachments to your natural teeth: they’re supported in your jawbone just like natural teeth.
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Dental implants also allow your natural gum tissue to grow right up around the dental implant, providing an appearance that is very much like a natural tooth. Most people trying to pick out a dental implant in a smile won’t be able to identify it. Many dentists can’t even tell. That’s how wonderfully attractive they look.
And with an entire set of implant dentures, your smile can look amazing. In fact, many people say they have the best smile of their lives when they get their implant dentures.
But They’re Also Functional
This is what distinguishes dental implants from the so-called cosmetic implants: dental implants can actually achieve their function. Dental implants don’t just look like natural teeth, they function like them, too. And this means that they perform all the vital functions of teeth flawlessly.
When it comes to biting and chewing, you can eat all the foods you enjoy without having to worry about dentures slipping out. Modern dental technology also means that your implant bridges are hard enough to allow you to eat all foods without having to worry they’ll chip or crack.
Dental implants have the same proportions as natural teeth, which means they won’t interfere with your clear speech. And they won’t slip out of place or make strange clicking or sucking noises.
Your teeth also help support your musculoskeletal system, and dental implants can do that, too. They are secure and they help your teeth fit together securely to help give you maximum balance and strength.
Dental implants even help stimulate your jawbone and support your gum tissue. This helps give long-term stability for the implants.
Dental Implants Are Beyond Cosmetic
Dental implants should not be considered cosmetic implants. They are attractive, but they’re also too highly functional to be lumped with purely cosmetic implants such as breast implants, buttock implants, and injectable fillers.
And dental implants have one additional benefit: unlike these cosmetic implants, dental implants can last a lifetime.