Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are titanium roots that are used to secure a dental crown or denture. There is no better way to have the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth.
Reasons for a dental implant:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Prevent joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing space
Restore a confident smile
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
For a single tooth: A dental implant is an excellent way of replacing a single tooth without the disadvantages of a fixed bridge or removable dentures. Because dental implants do not affect the surrounding teeth, it is the ideal treatment for a missing tooth. Other procedures would require grinding or crowning your natural teeth for bridges or clasps for removable partial dentures.
Having a dental implant also serves to preserve the integrity of the bone in which the tooth previously resided. Because teeth naturally stimulate the surround bone with each bite, their absence causes the bone begins to shrink away. A dental implant keeps this bone intact and can prevent both bone loss and gum tissue shrinkage.
For Multiple Teeth: As with the single missing tooth, dental implants can be used to replace several missing teeth. Implant supported bridges are permanently fixed in the mouth and have the look and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, because dental implants replace the root of the natural tooth, they preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss.
For complete dentures: For patients with complete dentures, dental implants will allow a more secure fit and more comfortable feel. Dental implants will minimize any discomfort and slipping that is common with normal dentures. Oftentimes, patients are able to eat food they couldn’t with their old dentures.