The immediately apparent rewards of tooth replacements are a fuller smile. But there are aspects of your new teeth that may surprise you. Dental implants are an especially rewarding form of restoration for all the health benefits they offer. Patients with dental implants will find their teeth remaining stronger, their smiles more aesthetically ideal, and their facial structure younger than if they had foregone tooth replacements. Avoid unnecessary aging and dental damage by choosing dental implants today.
Dental Implants and Oral Health
Implants replace missing tooth roots. They then attach to dental restorations to adhere them to the gum line. The titanium material of implants bonds with your jaw bone over time. Once the restoration is in place, it will act as an individual support for an accompanying restoration. Not only is a tooth replaced with an implant natural in look and feel, it mimics natural tooth structure so closely that it prevents your health from suffering.
- Dental implants help maintain your facial structure. Without a tooth root in place, the bone below it will begin to dissolve. Loss of bone density can lead to changes in the appearance of your face. Your cheeks and lips may begin to sag, prematurely aging your appearance. Implants prevent that bone from resorbing and keep your bone structure strong.
- Dental implants preserve your bone density. As the implant bonds with your jaw bone, it supports the surrounding bone and maintains your current bone density.
- Dental implants strengthen oral and periodontal health. Gaps left by missing teeth foster bacteria growth, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Implants allow you to fill those spaces and forego problems.
- Dental implants prevent your other teeth from shifting. Your natural teeth will shift into the area left by a missing tooth, changing your bite and causing other problems. Implants make sure that doesn’t happen.
Should I Get Dental Implants?
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