If you’re missing a tooth, there’s no better way to replace it than with a dental implant. Dental implants have become so advanced that their treatment is very predictable, and allows patients to have secure tooth replacement treatments that last longer than any other type of treatment. Here are 5 reasons why dental implants are beneficial to your smile:
Implants encourage new bone formation.
The materials used for the implant root encourages bone formation along its surface. As the body creates new bone, it fuses directly with the implant, securing it into place.
Implants are stronger than natural teeth.
Titanium implants can bear more weight and stress than a natural tooth. This allows it to support larger restorations without any fear of the implant failing. Since the implant has osseointegrated with the jawbone, it isn’t going anywhere.
Multiple types of restorations can be placed on an implant.
Implants can support individual dental crowns, multiple tooth dental bridges, and even full mouth dentures. Bridges of longer length can be supported on implants thanks to their stability. A full mouth denture can be supported on as few as 4 dental implants.
They can last a lifetime.
Teeth decay and break, but dental implants are so strong that they can last for the rest of your life. The titanium material used in dental implants is also used in surgical joint replacements in other areas of the body.
Dental implants are easy to care for.
Just brush and floss your teeth like normal! Every implant functions as a stand-alone tooth root with its supported restoration. You won’t need to do anything special other than your normal oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Virginia Kirkland, North Point Periodontics
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