The Benefits and Importance of Dental Implants
Implants are a great solution for simulating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. They do much more than simply replace missing teeth; they also help to maintain and strengthen bone structure, provide the ability to chew healthy food, and give patients the confidence to smile.
Once a tooth is lost, several things happen that can have a significant impact on health and appearance though they may not be immediately noticeable:
- Tooth roots help to hold teeth in place. They also function to maintain gum health and supporting bone structure. When teeth are missing, the result is eventual and naturally occurring bone loss in the jawbone.
- Bone loss can then compromise the integrity of the neighboring teeth (both roots and their stability). Bone loss can also contribute to a “sunken” look seen in those who have lost several or all of their teeth.
A dental implant placement can help regenerate the bone growth in the area around the implant, not only strengthening the bone and building support, but also alleviating the sunken look.
This process is called osseointegration and is a significant benefit of implant placement. It can also help prevent future bone loss as well!
Having a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it is our priority for you! There are many other important health reasons to have dental implants too. Whether replacing one tooth, or several, dental implants can be the solution for your long-term dental health.