Dental Implants are an artificial replacement for the root of a missing tooth. Once successfully placed the dental implant can become integrated into your bone and be used to support restorations such as a crown, bridge, or a denture.
What are the Benefits to Dental Implants?
The benefits can be life-changing to you, your smile, helping you to eat, speech, and well-being.
Restore Your Smile
Missing teeth can have a very detrimental effect on the quality of life and can greatly affect your confidence especially when the missing teeth are part of your smile. Implants have the ability to replace those missing teeth and improve your appearance so you can feel great again, enabling more confidence while communicating and smiling. Implants are also a wonderful option to consider for those that have existing dentures or are considering getting a denture. When dentures are attached and anchored to implants the concerns about your teeth slipping or falling out can be eliminated.
As teeth are lost your ability to chew properly and efficiently diminishes. It is also important to realize that as more teeth are lost the remaining teeth begin to take on a heavier load which increases your risk for additional tooth loss in the future. Implants provide the most innovative way to replace missing teeth and return that missing stability. Implants help support the remaining teeth, your current bite, and your jaw.
Prevent Tooth Movement
When a tooth is lost, teeth adjacent to the missing tooth may shift and affect your bite.
Did you know?
When a tooth is lost, the bone in the area of the missing tooth atrophies at a substantially higher rate. Dental implants not only look like natural teeth they also function similar to natural teeth thereby helping prevent the atrophy from bone loss and helping protect the jawbone.
More about dental implants can be found at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Teeth play an important role in speech. They are utilized to create certain sounds and without them, speech can be greatly effected resulting in a lisp or causing speech that may sound less crisp and clear. In addition, when dentures are not attached by implants, movement or slipping of the dentures can occur creating additional difficulties with communication. Fear from slipping when dining out can be eliminated. Implants can help restore your speech, improving your ability to communicate comfortably and confidently.
By adding implants to a denture, especially a lower denture patient satisfaction goes up immensely. The worry about a denture slipping or falling out can be eliminated and chewing efficiency can be greatly improved.
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