Think oral implants are purely cosmetic? The most common health benefits of oral implants

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you could be forgiven for assuming that it is all about improving aesthetics (after all, it is called cosmetic!)

But there are multiple cosmetic dental options which can provide both oral and general health benefits too! And while it is always a boost to one’s mental health to have a great-looking smile, in this instance, physical health can also be positively impacted.

Before you scoff, there are many dental patients (80% plus) who have had dental implants in Melbourne and have noticed an improvement in their overall physical health. So without further ado, here are some of the benefits having oral implants fitted can have on your health.

Better heart health

It has long been established that if you have good oral health, your cardiovascular health will be in good shape too!

When it comes to dental implants from Melbourne, these prosthetics can improve your heart’s health by eliminating plaque. How? When you have gaps in your teeth, plaque and bacteria can accumulate in these spots and, when the areas become inflamed, the bacteria can pass through the gum and into the bloodstream. Ergo, having these gaps fitted eliminates this issue and reduces bacteria getting to your heart.

Improved oral health

The benefit that dental implants near Melbourne have on your oral health should not be overlooked.

Gaps in your mouth can attract plaque but they can also cause your teeth to move due to receded gums. This can cause problems with correct cleaning, creating a higher incidence of decay and gum disease. Yikes! Implants stabilise surrounding natural teeth by promoting jaw growth, so there will be no movement and no increased incidence of decay. Perfect!

Improved gastrointestinal issues

It’s easy to forget that teeth are the first part of the digestive system.

And if you have lost a few of your natural teeth, you may find it harder to bite into and chew food. This results in larger, unchewed pieces of food reaching your stomach, where they are harder to digest. The result is a surge in issues like acid reflux and indigestion.

stomach pain

As implants mimic natural teeth, your bite strength will improve, as will your grinding of food. Therefore, you should notice a dramatic reduction in gastrointestinal issues and an improvement in your overall nutrition. Brilliant!

Better sleep

When you have gaps in your teeth, it is hard for your upper and lower jaws to fit together correctly.

In the day, this is not such an issue, but at night when the muscles in your face and jaw relax, this can lead to grinding. Grinding of teeth is not only uncomfortable, but it can also cause broken sleep. Having implants placed reduces the incidence of grinding and will help you to have a better night’s sleep.

Reduction in headaches

Nocturnal grinding causes tension in the neck muscles which has been linked to a higher incidence of headaches and migraines. Far from fun.

To do away with these issues, have oral implants fitted!


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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