There are many advantages to getting dental implants over removable dental restorations. While some of these advantages may seem obvious to some extent, there are other advantages that are not so obvious. Let’s take a moment right now to look at the many aesthetic and dental health advantages to getting dental implants placed.
One of the most obvious benefits to getting dental implants is that they provide enhanced stability and security for dental bridges, dentures, and individual dental crowns. Since the dental implants are fused with bone and gum tissue, they function just as natural tooth roots would. You do not need to worry about your dental restorations slipping out of place when speaking, laughing, or yawning.
Because of the increased stability of your dental restorations, your bite strength is much better with dental implants than it would be using removable dental restorations. Slippage of the restorations while chewing is no longer a worry.
Missing teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. In fact, multiple missing teeth can greatly alter the appearance of your face when your mouth is closed, especially around the lips. Dental implants will hold your dental restorations in place securely so that they look natural, restoring your appearance.
When you’re missing a tooth, many changes can occur in the area of the tooth gap. Since there is no longer a tooth or a tooth root to be supported, the jawbone and gum tissue in the area of the gap tend to recede. By getting dental implants, you will restore a root in the area of the gap, preventing bone loss and gun recession, both of which can have serious impact on your dental health.
In addition to bone loss and gum recession, gradual tooth misalignment can occur when you lose a tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants will not just restore the root structure and prevent the loss of bone density and recession of soft tissues, it will also hold dental restorations in place and prevent gradual tooth misalignment.
Dr. Jeffery C. Platt
2465 Research Pkwy #100
Colorado Springs, CO
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