Benefits of Dental Implants
When it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth, you may find several alternatives. However, dental implants make the best choice next to your natural, healthy teeth. If you are looking for a tooth replacement option and considering getting a dental implant, you should know why dental implants are the top choice.
Here are some of the top benefits of dental implants.
Dental Implants Prevents Bone Loss
Your natural tooth root stimulates your jawbone, which keeps the bone mass intact and your jawbone healthy. But in case of tooth loss, your jawbone doesn't get the stimulation it needs to stay healthy. As a result, your jawbone's health may deteriorate. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimics the function of a natural tooth root. Therefore, it helps prevent the loss of jawbone.
Dental Implants Look Like Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants come in several shapes and sizes, but when you get a dental implant, it is exclusively designed for you to match the color of your teeth and be a perfect fit for your oral cavity.
Dental Implants Restore Natural Bite Force
Dental implants have two parts; one is anchored into your jaw, and the other is the crown placed over your jawbone. Given the structure of the dental implants, they allow you to apply a similar amount of force that you could use with your natural teeth, which is an advantage that you don't get with other tooth replacement options.
Dental Implants Prevent Changes In Your Facial Structure
Your tooth's root supports your facial structure. As a result, you are likely to lose that support in case of tooth loss. Eventually, lost teeth that you do not replace with alternatives like dental implants lead to changes in the facial structure, causing you to appear older. Since dental implants function like natural teeth, they support your facial structure and prevent changes in your face's appearance.
Dental Implants are Easy to Maintain
Taking care of your dental implants is easy. All you need to take care of your dental implants is to brush and floss as you would do otherwise. Moreover, dental implants do not require any special products to care for and clean.
Furthermore, since dental implants are an artificial structure, you will never have to worry about getting cavities in your dental implants. Despite this advantage, you still need to take care of your dental implants with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental Implants are a Long-Term Solution to Tooth Loss
All other tooth replacement alternatives are short-lived and need repair or replacement over time. However, dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime. If you take adequate care of your oral hygiene and schedule regular dental checkups following dental implants, your dental implant will likely serve as a permanent solution to tooth loss.
If you have missing teeth and are looking for a tooth replacement option, you should consider single tooth or multiple teeth dental implants. To learn more about whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation at Dr. Behnaz Yalda, DMD today.