The Value in Dental Implant Restorations
Restoring your smile after experiencing tooth loss is important for many reasons, and how you choose to replace your lost teeth is important to the success of your treatment. For patients who qualify, we often suggest replacing lost teeth with one or more dental implants, which are designed to mimic the healthy, natural roots of your lost teeth. Compared to traditional crowns and bridges, or more conventional partial and full dentures, dental implants can offer several significant benefits both for your immediate comfort and the long-term health of your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small post that’s made from biocompatible titanium and is strategically inserted into your jawbone. Your jawbone fuses to the implant post as it heals, which usually takes between four and six months, and the process results in the implant post becoming permanently secured within your jawbone. After healing, the implant posts can be fitted with abutments that rest just above the gum line and allow us to attach your custom dental crown, bridge, or denture to the posts. This creates a highly lifelike replica of your teeth’s natural root-and-crown structures, which traditional prostheses can’t accurately replicate.
The Benefits of Dental Implant Restorations
By mimicking the structures of your healthy teeth roots, dental implants offer your replacement teeth an unprecedented level of comfort and stability. Yet, the benefits of dental implants are much more profound than you may immediately realize. For example, in addition to supporting your replacement teeth, dental implants also stimulate your jawbone every time you bite and chew. This helps keep your jawbone strong and healthy after losing some of its roots, which helps prevent it from losing mass and density in the future.
Schedule a dental implant consultation with us
Dental implants are biocompatible replacements for your lost teeth roots, making them the most lifelike option for replacing your lost teeth. To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation by calling Dimples Family Dentistry in Norwalk, IA, today at (515) 256-1176.