Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of dental implants over other treatment options

  • Is the closest possible replacement to natural teeth
  • Makes replacement teeth stable for eating and smile with confidence
  • Can eliminate the pain of ill-fitting partial and full dentures
  • Helps to maintain the shape of the face
  • Removes the need to grind down healthy teeth for a bridge
  • Helps to preserve the bone in the jaw

The disadvantages of traditional treatment options

Ideally, tooth replacement should preserve the integrity of your facial structures and replicate your natural teeth as closely as possible both in function and appearance. Unfortunately, traditional methods of tooth replacement, such as bridges, partials and dentures do not preserve bone.

In order to replace a missing tooth with a fixed bridge, it is necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth to fit the bridge in place. The space created by the missing tooth is filled in with a bridge of three fused crowns, which are cemented onto the teeth that have been ground down. In addition to the damage to the adjacent teeth, the bone deteriorates since the missing tooth root is not replaced.

Removable partials and dentures actually accelerate bone deterioration. The result is often a poor fitting partial plate or denture that significantly impairs the quality of life. In extreme cases, people who wear dentures will choose to avoid social contact, have unhealthy diets, suffer from constant denture sores and sometimes experience depression. In addition, certain anatomical problems do not allow bridges, partial plates and dentures to be made to replace missing teeth

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