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Dental implants are widely considered to be among the best tooth replacement options currently available to patients. Implants offer excellent stability since the implant is surgically embedded into the jawbone. An implant can be used to support a crown restoration, or even replace a full row of teeth with a fixed bridge or snap-on dentures.
Not only can dental implants help you enjoy foods you’ve been missing out on, but they can also help preserve more jawbone material following tooth loss. Implants can also help you speak more clearly and have a great-looking smile.
5 Great Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
Until a few decades ago, if you lost a tooth (or even all your teeth), your options were limited to a dental bridge, partial denture (flipper), or full denture. Even worse, some patients would simply opt to go without a replacement, which can ultimately lead to a cascade of dental issues.
#1. Oral Health
When you lose a tooth the bone around the socket begins to resorb (demineralize). The jawbone requires mechanical action to remineralize itself. With dentures, bridges, and partials, you simply don’t get that action. That is why dental implants help preserve more bone tissue.
With proper care and regular checkups with your dentist, there is no reason your dental implants shouldn’t last 20, 25 years, or beyond. Compare that to dentures, which require replacement around every 7 years, or a dental bridge, which may require replacement after 10 years.
Dentures are notorious for being uncomfortable. It’s not quite the dentures, but the loss of hard and soft tissue underneath the denture that makes it difficult to achieve a great fit after a few years. Since dental implants are embedded in the jawbone and do not put pressure on the gums, they are considered to be the more comfortable option.
Apart from the ceramic or zirconia crown, there is not much that can go wrong with the titanium implant post or abutment. You still need to be careful with your restoration, whether it is a crown or implant-supported denture.
Dental implant esthetics have come a long way over the past few decades. Implants can be placed below the ridge of the jawbone, which allows restorations to be placed below the gum line. Therefore, the only visible structure is the crown, which can be shaped and tinted to perfectly match the adjacent teeth.
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If you are considering options to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth), call Bluegrass Dental for a consultation.Call us now →