Benefits of Dental Implants
If you have suffered tooth loss, you might be considering dental implants as an option for replacement. Many patients are unsure of undergoing a surgical procedure to replace their teeth or having titanium posts implanted into their bone. Some are wary of the cost. At Downey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we are here to help you understand the many benefits that dental implants have to offer so that you can make the best choice for replacing your missing teeth.
No Effect on Your Surrounding Teeth
Dental implants provide a long-term alternative to a traditional fixed bridge. When it comes to placing a traditional fixed bridge, enamel needs to be shaved or removed from the adjacent teeth. This is necessary for the crowns to fit over them so that they can properly anchor the bridge in place. With dental implants, we do not need to alter your healthy teeth in any way.
The key to implant success is a natural process called osseointegration. This occurs during your recovery. It is the process in which your bone fuses to the posts. The posts are integrated into the jaw and become secure replacement roots. Once your teeth are fixed onto the posts, they will not slip, shift, or fall out. In addition to providing you with incredible security, you are given the confidence to eat, speak, and smile without worry.
Stop Bone Loss in Your Jaw
One of the unique benefits of dental implants is that the part that supports your replacement teeth is implanted into your jawbone. The posts act as artificial roots. Just like real tooth roots, the posts stimulate the bone every time that you chew. This helps to restore the delivery of essential nutrients that your jawbone needs to remain strong and healthy. Because of this, the bone loss that comes with tooth loss is slowed and stopped.
A Long-Lasting Solution
Arch replacement success is between 80% and 90%, while replacements for one tooth or several teeth have about a 95% success rate. They can last for many years and even a lifetime. Even if your replacement teeth are damaged, the teeth can be replaced without having to remove and replace the implant posts.
Improve Your Smile and Your Overall Facial Appearance
Dental implants look exactly like real teeth. This helps to give you back a beautiful, confident smile. This treatment also helps to improve your overall facial appearance. Not only to the replacement teeth help to provide support for your lips and cheeks, but you also do not have to worry about bone loss. This helps you to maintain a more youthful appearance.
No Tedious Care Routine Required
Partial dentures and complete dentures do require some extra care, which can become annoying to denture wearers. The great thing about dental implants is that you can take care of them exactly like your real teeth. They can be brushed and flossed without ever having to come out of your mouth. Moreover, because they are fixed onto the implant posts, you will not have to leave them out at night.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and whether or not you may be a candidate, call Downey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 562-459-3311 today.