Benefits of Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Claremont Dental Institute offers complete dental implant services from the comfort of their Claremont, CA dentist office. Dr. Vijay Patel and Dr. Steve Fountain have advanced training in implant dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, our implant dentists remain on the cutting edge of implant technology and advancements in technique and materials. We use the latest in digital imaging and guided implant placement to help our patients optimize healthy bone tissue, improve the fit of their dental restoration, and enjoy a healthy, beautiful, natural looking smile. Restoring your smile with dental implants offers important benefits for your overall well-being and quality of life.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Success Rate – 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.
Convenience – Dental implants are easy to care for. You will brush and floss them just like your natural teeth. Having dentures and dental bridges involve special care including removing them and brushing them daily. They are also fragile and can possibly break if dropped. You can never let your dentures dry out and that can be a constant worry especially when not wearing them.
Durability – Since the restoration placed on the implant is not real enamel, there is no risk of a cavity or tooth decay on the replacement tooth. With proper care and maintenance, your implant should last a lifetime.
Speech – 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.
Eating – 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.
Oral Health – Dental implants do not require altering your healthy adjacent teeth unlike a tooth-supported dental bridge. This leaves more of your natural tooth intact which is better for your oral health in the long run. Also, implants replace the tooth root. When a tooth goes missing, the void can bone loss and deterioration in your jaw bone. Dr. Patel and Dr. Fountain will recommend dental implants over other dental restorations because they are the only option that stimulates the jaw bone. This will promote bone growth and prevent recession of the jawbone and facial collapse.
Appearance – A dental implant will look, feel and function just like real teeth especially when compared to removable dentures or a dental bridge. They are strong, stable and the most natural-looking solution when teeth are missing.
Self-Esteem – You can smile, eat, and speak with confidence knowing your dental implant look natural and there is no risk of them falling out. This will raise your self-esteem and overall comfort level.