Why are dental implants desirable? Aside from aesthetics and discomfort, missing teeth can cause health problems within the mouth if left untreated. Bone loss, gum recession, and misalignment can all occur over time as a result of tooth gaps. While removable dental appliances are somewhat effective, the best option for patients with missing teeth is usually implant dentistry.
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is their strength. These artificial tooth roots are surgically embedded into the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue. Unlike traditional fixes, dental implants are far less likely to cause slippage because the dental appliances are anchored in place, allowing you to speak and eat without any trouble. With dental implants in a permanent place, the living tissues in your mouth have structure to latch onto and support, improving dental health for the tooth gap as well as the adjacent teeth. Dental implants also effectively prevent bone loss and gum recession. Once healing is complete, the implants are able to support artificial teeth with the same level of stability as natural tooth roots.
We use dental implants to support the following dental appliances:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Dental bridges
- Individual dental crowns
How do you know if implants are right for you? Ideal candidates are missing a tooth or multiple teeth but are in otherwise good dental health. The right dental restoration will depend on the extent of your tooth loss.