Would You Benefit From Dental Implants?

Dental_ImplantsIf you have one or more missing teeth, one of the restorative options your dentist may discuss with you is a dental implant. Dental implants provide patients with the ability to chew, speak and talk as they did when they had a full set of natural teeth. This by itself is a significant health benefit, but there are two other additional pluses that come from selecting a dental implant solution, and they can impact the way your mouth looks and functions.

Dental implant extra benefits

  1. Dental implants prevent bone loss. One critical aspect of losing a natural tooth is that your jaw will experience resorption, or bone loss. The doctor who came up with the idea for implants, Per-Ingvar Branemark, realized that embedding a metal “root” in the jaw promoted osseointegration. This process allows the bone to integrate with the dental implant, and keeps the jaw healthy and strong.
  2. Dental implants preserve the appearance of the lower third of the face. One of the less discussed impacts of the loss of an entire arch of teeth is that it leads to the collapse of the lower part of a patient’s face. Clients with dentures will often see an inward “sag” around their mouth. Dental implants, particularly implant-anchored “teeth in a day” overdentures, counteract this phenomenon and restore a normal facial appearance.

Dental implants have so many benefits for patients with missing natural teeth,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentist with a practice in central Phoenix. “They can help improve your appearance and preserve bone density in your jaw – both of which are essential to healthy day-to-day functioning.”

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