Benefits of Dental Implants
Whenever a tooth has to come out due to tooth decay or injury, you have got a few choices on how best to proceed with replacing it. We recommend using dental implants for the number of advantages that they provide clients, including improved appearance, comfort, and better speech. Dental implants are one of the things we do best at Delaware Periodontics and we will be glad to help you out.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a replacement for a tooth root. What this does is make sure that any replacement teeth are secured in your mouth so no shifting can occur. The root is typically made of metal and is inserted into the bone of your jaw. Then that root will support a fake tooth that acts precisely like a real tooth and will look just like the surrounding teeth. It is available for those with missing teeth or broken teeth that need to be removed, and they come with a number of advantages.
They Behave Like Real Teeth
Unlike dentures that can slide around and often need to be removed, these implants are permanent and designed to fuse with the jawbone. You will not need to worry about them coming loose and most people cannot even tell the difference!
Since dental implants are permanently part of you, they are also very durable and are very comfortable to use. Whether you are eating, talking, or smiling, you will not feel any discomfort and they look just like real teeth.
Better Than Other Options
Implants are much sturdier than removable options and they provide a fixed alternative to partials and full dentures. They are much sturdier in the mouth and last longer. If you are eating certain types of food with dentures, they can slide, and sometimes food can get underneath them. Dental implants do not have this problem due to them being permanently secured in your mouth.
Additionally, unlike other procedures that have to wear down your other teeth to make the bridges fit, implants require no changes to the structure of your mouth. Dental implants require no reduction of adjacent teeth. The average life span of a bridge is 7-10 years and fails usually due to decay. Implants are not susceptible to decay. This will improve your oral health and make it easier for dentists to work with you.
Dental Implants Prevent Further Damage
Another benefit of dental implants is the structure that they provide in your mouth. They prevent bone loss by not leaving toothless areas empty, and the implant replaces the root of the tooth to encourage bone growth.
Since the roots are so stable, they provide something for other teeth to lean against and stop other teeth from shifting towards the gap your tooth loss made. This prevents problems with your bite, allowing you to maintain a good appearance.
Tooth decay and tooth loss are not something to be taken lightly, and you will want to start thinking of replacements right away. Getting a dental implant is the best way to simulate natural teeth growth, and it will provide for the health of your mouth for years to come. If you need to schedule an appointment to get an implant, please call Delaware Periodontics at 302-551-3553 today.