Because Dental Implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide strong support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t shift or move in your mouth — a huge benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed on top of the Implants — feel like your real teeth. This is significantly more ideal than conventional bridges or dentures.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or an oversensitive gag reflex. Also, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place. Dental Implant procedures try to be as minimal as possible for optimal recovery in order to improve quality of life.
To receive Implants, you need to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the Implant. The quality and quantity of the jawbone are important in determining success of the dental Implant. You must also commit to keeping the dental implants healthy. Routine dental visits and thorough oral hygiene are essential to the long-term durability and effectiveness of the dental implants. The Implants should be treated as if they are your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Built to last – Dental Implants are a long-term solution: While Dental Implants may need adjustments from time to time, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and maintained.
- Retain your natural face shape, and smile: A face without teeth can sag and change in shape. Dental Implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile by filling the empty spaces in your mouth, leading to a more beautiful smile is also a wonderful consequence.
- Speak without struggling: Dental Implants function like natural teeth, so you can pronounce everyday words without struggling. You also don’t have to worry about your teeth possibly slipping, shifting or clicking while you speak or eat.
- Eat your favorite foods: And speaking of eating, taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat almost anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, as well.
- Keep teeth in place: Dental Implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift.
- Protect your healthy teeth: Dental Implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth, and does positively affect the surrounding healthy teeth.
- Protect healthy bone: Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental Implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, and even stimulates bone growth which prevents the loss and decay of bone over time.
- Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth: Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to deterioration of the bone, which can interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.