The Benefits of Dental Implants
Claremont Dental Institute provides complete dental implant services from the comfort of their Claremont, CA dentist office. Restoring your smile with dental implants offers important benefits for your overall well-being and quality of life.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that a dental surgeon places surgically in the jawbone to replace the natural tooth root and lost tooth. The post will then fuse with the bone over time, which will provide a solid foundation for artificial teeth, dentures, or a dental bridge.
Here we will explore some of the benefits that restoring your smile with dental implants can offer to you, such as self-confidence and better oral health.
Dental implants hold over a 95% success rate. After your dental implant procedure, it is important to follow all of your dentist’s instructions on how to care for your dental implants. If the patient can maintain good oral hygiene, a proper diet and not smoke, dental implants should last a lifetime.
Dental implants are easy to maintain. You will gently brush and floss them twice a day just like you would real teeth. Having dentures and dental bridges involves special care including removing them and brushing them daily. Dentures can also be fragile and possibly break if you drop them. You can never let your dentures dry out and that can be a constant worry especially when not wearing them.
On the other hand, you will not need to periodically replace dental implants. You do not need special products to maintain them as well.
Since the restoration the dentist places on the implant is not real enamel, there is no risk of a cavity or tooth decay on the replacement tooth. Your implant should last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. The dental implant post consists of titanium, which is a very strong metal that is resistant to corrosion and biocompatible with your body.
Ill-fitting dentures can slip around in the mouth causing slurred speech. Since implants are firmly secured into your jaw bone, this ensures clear speech. However, since dental implants are anchored to the bone, they provide stability and proper function. This could help with speech because people who have a missing tooth might have difficulty pronouncing certain words or sounds, which could make them difficult to understand. With an implant, this should not be an issue because it will provide support for their teeth and they will not have any problems pronouncing words or sounds correctly.
Chewing can be difficult with bridges or dentures. Since dental implants integrate with your jawbone, they are incredibly strong and stable allowing you to chew whatever you wish. Dentures will deliver about a 30-40% normal chewing ability. Dental implants will deliver close to a 100% normal chewing function.
Dental implants do not require altering your healthy adjacent teeth, unlike a tooth-supported dental bridge. The procedure will leave more of your natural teeth intact, which is better for your oral health in the long run.
Also, implants replace the missing tooth root. When a tooth goes missing, the void can cause bone loss and deterioration in your jaw bone. Dr. Patel and Dr. Fountain will recommend dental implants over other dental prosthetics because they are the only option that stimulates the jaw bone. This stimulation promotes bone growth and prevents recession of the jawbone and facial collapse.
A dental implant will look, feel, and function just like real teeth, especially when comparing them to removable dentures or a dental bridge. They are strong, beautiful, and the most natural-looking missing teeth replacement option on the market today.
You can smile, eat, and speak with confidence knowing your dental implant looks natural and there is no risk of them falling out. This will raise your self-esteem and overall comfort level.
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