The Benefits & Importance of Dental Implants
Dental implants are part of an expanding set or procedures and treatments that providing amazing esthetic results. We understand that having a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it is important, there are also important health reasons to have dental implants. A key function of dental implants is they help maintain and strengthen bone structure.
Protecting existing bone structure is critical to extending the life of your natural teeth. Once a tooth is lost, without a replacement by an implant, several things begin to happen that are not immediately noticeable to a patient and which can have a significant negative effect on both health and appearance. Bone loss in the jawbone naturally occurs once a tooth is lost and an implant is not installed to replace it. This bone loss can compromise the integrity of neighboring tooth roots and tooth stability. Bone loss over time is also a large part of what causes the “sunken” look that is seen in people who have lost several or all of their teeth. It is the reason patients who wear traditional dentures find that over time their dentures are harder and harder to fit and keep in place.
In conclusion, implants are often a key treatment with excellent esthetic quality in procedures to restore one or more teeth, firmly secure artificial teeth such as bridges and dentures for day to day comfort, and all the while aiding the maintenance of your oral health.