False Teeth - Making the Right Choices

Benefits Of Dental Implants Beyond The Restoration Of Your Smile's Appearance

A dental implant is often the best option to replace a lost tooth. The implant is inserted into the bone of the jaw, so the entire tooth, including its root, is replaced during an implant restoration. Sometimes cosmetic dentistry like implants offers additional advantages. Here are a few benefits of dental implants beyond the restoration of your smile's appearance:

Dental implants can help you avoid braces.

When you lose a tooth, you have lost a place-keeper. Each of your teeth prevents adjacent teeth from migrating by eliminating extra space that could allow shifting.

After a tooth is lost, the shifting process can happen over a prolonged period, so you don't have to be concerned about all of your teeth shifting about immediately following the loss of a tooth. However, if a missing tooth is not replaced in a timely manner, it can result in dental misalignment.

A dental implant is positioned in the same space left by a lost tooth. The implant is placed inside the bone of the jaw, where it heals over a period of months. This healing process allows the dental implant to become secured into place. As the implant wound heals, the device fuses with the jawbone for stabilization. After this fusing process is complete, the dental implant can be topped by a connector and a dental crown. Since all of the basic components of the missing tooth have been replaced, there is no room for adjacent teeth to move about. The space is completely filled by the implant restoration.

Dental implants can prevent your face from appearing older and hollowed.

One reason that your face can take on an aged appearance is the loss of one or more teeth. When the teeth no longer offer underlying support to the soft tissues of your face, such as your lips or cheeks, your face can begin to look hollowed or sunken, aging its overall appearance. Dental implants can provide the support that was lost with the missing teeth.

Dental implants can help you receive the daily nutrition that you need.

When a tooth is lost, it can affect your ability to chew food properly. As a result, your diet may become limited. When you are unable to eat a wide variety of foods, the variation of vitamins and minerals that you receive is also restricted.

A dental implant can endure about the same amount of bite pressure as a natural tooth. As a result, you can comfortably eat the foods that you enjoyed before you lost your tooth.

To learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit you, schedule an appointment with a dentist in your local area.