Missing teeth can be very detrimental to your oral anatomy, both aesthetically and internally. Missing teeth will look unattractive, leaving a gaping hole in your smile, but more importantly it will affect the rest or your teeth if not mitigated. Your teeth all work together and if one is missing, then the surrounding teeth will shift because of the missing tooth. Oral function will also decrease, causing your jawbone to deplete and weaken. If missing teeth are left unattended for a long period of time, you will loose your oral function, jaw strength, and other teeth will fall out because there is no anchorage for your teeth to hold onto. Dental implants are a teeth replacement option that not only gives you realistic looking results, but it provides patients with improved oral function and the promotion of oral health.
Dental implants has become the most reliable teeth replacement option for missing teeth patients because of the many benefits it offers patients. The number of dental implants used in the United States has increased more than 10-fold from 1983-2002 and now more than 5 million dental implants are inserted each year. Why are dental implants so popular? For starters, dental implants look and feel like real teeth. Dental implants are comprised of three parts: the titanium implant, abutment, and prosthetic crown. All these parts together give dental implants its strength and natural looking appearance. Through the process of osseointegration, the titanium implant fuses with the bone tissue in the jaw, making it a permanent part of your oral anatomy.
Osseointegration is a remarkable process that naturally occurs because the body cannot recognize the titanium as a foreign object and it heals with the titanium. This process allows dental implants to be long lasting and to provide stability and strength into the jawbone. With this new found oral function, your oral anatomy is once again able to eat a variety of different foods.
Other benefits of dental implants include:
Dental implants are good for restoring your oral health and function, which will improve the quality of your life by making you feel more healthy and more confident in your appearance. If you have any further questions regarding dental implants, or would like to discuss your candidacy for dental implants, then please contact us to schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on the road to a more healthier smile.