Dental implants are the most advanced, effective way to replace missing teeth. With implants, you can rest assured that your teeth look natural, feel natural, and won’t become accidentally dislodged or fall out. Implants also help prevent atrophy in your jawbone, which is a common reason why dentures become loose or uncomfortable.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Although today’s modern dentures are more realistic and comfortable than ever, they still can become uncomfortable over time. This is due not only to wear in the dentures, but to atrophy of the bone tissue in your jaw. Without the natural tooth roots to stimulate its growth, the bone is gradually resorbed. This natural atrophy can change the shape of your face as well as the profile of your gum line, which can lead to loose or ill-fitting dentures, discomfort, and teeth that won’t stay in place without denture adhesive.
Major advantages of implants include:
- They are permanent and stationary
- They feel like natural teeth
- They do not move or shift in your mouth
- They do not have to be removed for cleaning
- They are durable and long-lasting
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth—or even all of your teeth. They can also be used to anchor a removable denture. This type of denture is also much more secure, and because it’s supported by a set of implants, will also help prevent jawbone atrophy.
Choosing Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth, schedule a consultation to discuss your suitability for dental implants. Some patients are more likely to have success with an implant procedure, so you’ll need to discuss any issues you might have that could impeded or slow your healing, including:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Gum disease
- The strength of your jawbone
If you are a good candidate for dental implants, they will provide you with the best possible option for tooth replacement, giving you a beautiful smile and ensuring the long-term health of your jawbone.