Oral healthcare providers laud dental implants as the best available alternative to biological teeth. Tooth loss has profound effects on a person’s life. Losing teeth does more than affect a person’s appearance. It negatively affects the entire oral health system. Fortunately, dental implants support all the structures in the mouth including bone mass and neighboring teeth. Following are some of the most advantageous benefits of receiving dental implants.
Full Oral Function
Once the dental implantation process is complete, patients will enjoy a full restoration of oral function. Dental implants can endure the weight and force applied when eating and will not move or slide in the mouth, ever.
Unlike other types of prosthetics like dentures or bridges, dental implants are easy to keep clean. Patients with dentures must remove them at night for cleaning and soaking while those with bridges have to use water irrigators to keep the gums clean underneath their prosthetic. Dental implants, however, are brushed and flossed just like real teeth.
A Complete Smile
Once a prosthetic crown is attached to an implant, patients will enjoy a smile that is no longer incomplete. In fact, when a dental crown is made from porcelain or porcelain over metal, it will look exactly like a natural tooth. People will be unable to tell that you ever suffered with tooth loss.
Since dental implants are constructed from titanium, they will literally become a part of the body. This is because the bone surrounding an implant will fuse to titanium. The process of bone fusing to metal means that the body will not reject a dental implant as foreign tissue, which makes these replacement teeth biocompatible.
Long Lasting and Durable
Since the bone holds and supports the base of dental implants, these replacement teeth are incredibly sturdy and strong. They can last for decades without needing alterations or replacing.
To learn more about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, call our practice to reserve an appointment with one of our skilled oral surgeons.