A dental implant is an artificial tooth fixed into the jawbone during dental surgery. Your dentist can now help you get back your natural smile with a single tooth or multiple teeth with dental implants. It eliminates any uncomfortable feelings of not having enough teeth, preventing the development of gum disease and bone deterioration. Our restorative dentistry team is board certified and holds multiple certifications in general dentistry, implant dentistry, and advanced implant dentistry. Here’s what to know about dental implants and how you can benefit.
1. Dental implants prevent bone and tooth loss
The jawbone is often called a plaque trap because it builds up plaque constantly. When a natural tooth is missing, the jawbone will gradually deteriorate and lose density, making the mouth more prone to gum diseases and tooth decay. With dental implants, the chances of developing gum diseases and bone deterioration are significantly reduced.
2. Dental implants strengthen your jawbone
After removing your old worn-out natural teeth, replacing them with dental implants can help reconstruct healthier jaw bone and prevent bone deterioration over time. Dental implants anchor your entire smile by holding the bone in place.
3. Dental implants help prevent enamel erosion.
Dental implants can strengthen your jawbone and help prevent the loss of teeth. In addition, dental implants can hold up to 2 times more weight than a natural tooth and improve facial balance by providing better bite support. The metal used in dental implants is better than the calcium nature uses to hold tooth structures together. Still, it creates a stronger, permanent bond than calcium does.
4. Dental implants help restore the appearance of your smile.
Having an implant-supported denture can work as a solution for tooth loss and provide substantial advantages to your overall appearance in terms of improving facial balance and creating a more normal appearance for your face shape. More importantly, dental implants can improve chewing function by extending the lifespan of artificial teeth and restoring or maintaining natural dentition.
5. Dental implants can improve your overall quality of life.
The small investment of having a dental implant put in place can save large amounts of money and time from more severe dental problems down the road. More importantly, dental implants can improve your appearance and the quality of your life by helping prevent tooth loss and gum disease.
6. Dental implants are easy to maintain
Most importantly, dental implants are strong enough to support dentures, which are normally weak, making them difficult to wear comfortably. Dental implants allow you to eat and speak normally without any concern about your dentures falling out and making you avoid the activities you enjoy.
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In conclusion, dental implants are the best option for tooth loss and other oral health problems. Dental implants can prevent tooth loss and gum disease, strengthen healthy jawbone, improve the appearance of your smile, provide better bite support, and provide greater confidence and peace of mind. To learn more about your options with dental implants, contact Fennel, Yoxthimer, & Associates at our Cincinnati office by calling or filling out our online form.