Dental implants are the go-to treatment option for replacing missing teeth. These biocompatible prosthetics provide unique benefits to patients. They not only improve a person’s appearance and oral function, they are long-lasting and low maintenance. Our dentist offers implant dentistry consultations for patients suffering with tooth loss.
Following are the top five benefits of dental implants that our patients enjoy.
Implants Look and Feel Like Biological Teeth
When patients choose tooth-colored materials for the restorations attached to their dental implants, they enjoy a smile that looks and feels like natural teeth. In fact, a dental implant with white restorations is virtually indistinguishable from biological tooth structure.
Dental Implants Promote Comfortable Oral Function
Speaking and eating with conventional prosthetics like bridges and dentures can be uncomfortable. Since dental implants are securely held in place by the jawbone, they greatly increase the force with which people can bite and chew food. Bone also keeps implants and their attached restorations from moving during oral function.
A Dental Implant Supports Bone Health
Bone deterioration is a common side effect of tooth loss. Without the roots of teeth to keep bone active, it can atrophy due to a lack of stimulation. Dental implants remedy this problem by stimulating the jawbone the same way that natural teeth do.
Implants are Easy to Care For
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are low maintenance and easy to care for. Implants and the restorations attached to them are brushed and flossed along with natural teeth. Dental implants are not removed for overnight soaking, and messy adhesives to keep them in place are not necessary.
Implant Dentistry Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence
Losing teeth is traumatic. An incomplete smile and wearing conspicuous prosthetics can greatly affect self-esteem. Since dental implants do not move, promote comfortable oral function, and look like biological teeth, they can substantially boost a person’s self-confidence after tooth loss.
If you have suffered with tooth loss, we encourage you to speak with your dentist about your tooth replacement options. Call Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry today to reserve a dental implant consultation.