Considering Dental Implants? Here Are 6 Benefits

When two people first meet, it is very likely that they will scan each other’s face to see what is appealing about the other. They’ll start with the hair, slowly work their way down to the nose and stop once they reach the smile. For some people, this…

When two people first meet, it is very likely that they will scan each other’s face to see what is appealing about the other. They’ll start with the hair, slowly work their way down to the nose and stop once they reach the smile. For some people, this is something that will make them uncomfortable because they aren’t very pleased with their smile and how it affects their overall appearance.

People have many options as to how they can address insecurities about their smiles, from braces to bridges, but not all of the options available to them have the same benefits as dental implants.

For more information, check out this Step By Step Dental Implant Guide

Improves smile and appearance

You are probably getting dental implants because you don’t feel as though you have a great smile. From spaces between teeth to overbites, there are a number of things that can ruin a smile. With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about having a smile people won’t love. And since they look just as natural as your real teeth, no one will know that the smile isn’t 100 percent yours.

Easy cleaning

From a young age, people are taught how important it is for them to clean their teeth and take proper care of them. Ideally, this is something that they continue to do as an adult, whether their teeth are real or not. The problem that occurs when people have a bridge or dentures is that they aren’t able to clean them too well. That is not the case with dental implants. Dental implants may not be real teeth, but you clean them just as easily as you would your own, real set.

Improves quality of life

People may not realize it, but a poor smile has a huge impact on their quality of life. Not only do people experience pain and discomfort from time to time, but they also have trouble speaking, chewing, and biting the way they need to. Dental implants put an end stop to these problems because they have functionality, improve your smile and give your natural facial structure the support it needs.

Increases self-esteem and boosts confidence

People who don’t have great smiles tend to feel embarrassed, uncomfortable and may even try to hide their teeth when around friends, family, and strangers. Because they don’t have this awesome smile, they may feel as though people judge them or find them less attractive than someone with a better smile. Dental implants can change the way people feel about themselves and their smiles, but also how others see them. It can give them the self-esteem and self-confidence they have been lacking and help them feel more comfortable with showing off their teeth.

Helps maintain facial structure

When people have teeth missing, they are at risk of resorption occurring. Should this happen, your face will collapse, leaving you looking a bit odd. Dental implants work great to prevent this because they are often made to support your facial structure while preserving the bone. Instead of having a face that looks a little funny, you will look even more attractive and have a better smile.

Natural teeth are not compromised

Depending on the route people decide to take when they want to get their teeth replaced, the procedure will sometimes require their real teeth to be ground down. Your natural teeth are healthy and strong, but when they are grounded down or too much pressure is applied over time, they weaken and provide very little support. The thought of having their teeth reduced to tiny points is not something many people find appealing, nor do they want to experience it, so they opt for something not as traumatic, like dental implants. Unlike bridges and other teeth replacement methods, when a person decides to get dental implants, they are not sacrificing the natural state of their teeth.


Throughout life, people take pictures, make new friends and embark on many journeys. When doing this, it would be nice to have a great smile, not only so the many photos you take will look great, but also because you want your smile to be one of the many things that make you memorable. With dental implants, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, complete with the confidence you may have lacked for years. With us living in a digital age where people are always sharing their life experiences with one another, there is no better time to get the beautiful smile you want than now.

Stephen Nozaki, DDS, MPH, DIDIA

Dr. Stephen Nozaki is the owner and lead dentist at Image Dental in Stockton. He is a dedicated professional born and raised in California's Central Valley. With a commitment to his community, he brings advanced dental techniques learned from extensive education and continuous training from around the world. A third-generation Japanese American, Dr. Nozaki has a rich background that includes international living and a deep passion for both dentistry and outdoor activities. His focus in dentistry aligns with his passion for cosmetics and dental implants.