Dental implants aren’t the only prosthetic dental option that can replace your lost teeth. However, they are the only option for replacing your lost teeth roots, which not only supported your teeth, but also helped keep your jawbone well-nourished through constant stimulation. As such, dental implants can do a lot more for your immediate and long-term oral health than traditional dental prostheses can. To find out if they’re the right solution for your smile, speak with your dentist about the benefits of implants during your next visit.
Keep Your New Teeth Steady
Dental implant posts, which are typically made from biocompatible titanium, are designed and placed in your jawbone to closely mimic the structures of your lost teeth roots. After the posts are implanted, your jawbone heals to their titanium surfaces. This allows the implants to hold your dental bridge or denture steadier than ever.
Keep Your Jawbone Healthy
When you bite and chew, the roots of your teeth are stimulated and signal your body to send enough nutrients to your jawbone. Without a full set of teeth roots, this stimulation will grow weaker. As a result, your body will send your jawbone fewer nutrients. Because they replace your lost teeth roots, dental implants are the only prosthetic solution that can restore this stimulation, stop jawbone degradation, and reduce your risks of losing more teeth.
Last for Life (with Proper Care)
The process by which your jawbone fuses to your dental implant posts, known as osseointegration, makes your dental implants permanent parts of your jawbone’s anatomy. With proper care and maintenance, your implant posts can last for life, even if you do have to replace your dental crown, bridge, or denture after several years due to excessive wear.
Find Out More About What Dental Implants Can Do
If you’ve one, several, or all of your teeth, then dental implants can do what other restorations can’t by replacing the roots of your lost teeth as well as their visible crowns.