How Do Dental Implants Work?

There is wealth of options for replacing missing teeth. However, few offer the permanence and comprehensive care like dental implants. With this fixed solution to missing or severely damaged teeth, patients receive a restoration that creates lasting, health-conscious solution to an incomplete smile. Here are five ways that dental implants go above and beyond traditional restorations and contribute to the overall health of a patient’s smile.

  • Dental implants reinforce the jaw: Tooth loss or tooth extraction can be the result of a number of dental issues. Commonly, tooth infection or jaw bone deterioration can lead to teeth loosening and falling out. While traditional restorations like dentures and bridges may complete a smile, they may not sufficiently treat the cause of tooth loss. In contrast, dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone, reinforcing the stability of the bone through the fusion process of Osseo integration.
  • Dental implants are independent. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are independent restorations. The implant is anchored into the jaw — surrounding healthy teeth are not needed to support the restoration. This helps preserve the structural integrity of neighboring teeth, ultimately protecting the patient’s overall oral health.
  • Dental implants are biocompatible. Each component of a dental implant is made of materials that do not aggravate or irritate tissue. As the tooth root is replaced with a titanium post, patients receive a new root that is lightweight and comfortable.
  • Dental implants protect the shape of your face: Implants do more than stabilize a restoration. Frequently, patients that experience tooth loss may also notice premature aging as jaw bone deteriorates. Since dental implants preserve the jaw bone density, they also help prevent the characteristic sagging that may accompany untreated tooth loss.
  • Dental implants are permanent: Where traditional restorations may last up to 10 years, the replacement and costs after this point can quickly add up. Bridges and dentures also may not sufficiently address underlying dental issues, leaving patients with potential dental problems following treatment. The materials used in implant dentistry and the surgical placement of implant posts make this treatment a lasting solution that contributes to the immediate and future improvement of your oral health.

Margolian dentistry is dedicated to helping patients find affordable and comprehensive restorations for tooth loss and tooth replacement. For more information about dental implants and their long-term benefits, contact our team by emailing us on dr.s.margolian@rogers.com.  You can know about us more by visiting our website www.drmargolian.com.

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