There are a number of different options available for replacing missing teeth, such as dental bridges or a full or partial denture. However, few offer the same number of benefits as dental implants. What benefits does this tooth replacement option offer over more traditional dental prosthetics?
Long Lasting Tooth Replacement
Other tooth replacement options rely on crowns, metal claps, or natural suction to remain in place. However, dental implants are actually surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as a new root and even bonding with the jawbone. Over a period of 10 to 15 years, a bridge needs to be replaced. A denture typically lasts about 5 to 10 years. However, dental implants have been known to last decades and in some cases, a lifetime.
After placement, the implant will be topped with an abutment that holds a dental crown in place. The crown is custom-made to blend with your smile, ensuring a lifelike appearance. Should you have multiple missing teeth then we can use several implants to support a custom-made prosthetic, such as a bridge or denture.
If you do receive a prosthetic, know that being fixed in place with implant dentistry means the prosthetic will never slip during meals or speech, offering greater security.
Facial Structure Preservation
When you lose teeth, the body no longer supplies doses of calcium and phosphorus to the surrounding jawbone. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue actually dissolves. Since bridges and dentures don’t stimulate jawbone growth, they require periodic replacement as the jaw changes shape. However, implants stimulate the jawbone, preserving your facial structure and ensuring your new teeth last for a significantly longer amount of time. If you have any questions or concerns about addressing tooth loss, then please contact our team today.
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