Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. They are designed to not only look and feel like your natural teeth, but also function like them. They help you smile confidently and actually provide better long-term value compared to other tooth replacement options.
If you have lost a tooth or have had tooth extractions, you need to decide on a tooth replacement option. A dental implant is truly the best option for various reasons.
Top Benefits of Dental Implants
Missing teeth do not only lead to a lack of confidence, but also deteriorate the mouth structure. Dental implants can prevent this from happening. They can help you regain your self-esteem and lead a healthier life. Here are some benefits of dental implants:
Prevent Bone Loss
If there is a gap in your teeth, the jaw bone in the space will weaken due to a lack of stimulation. If you do not get an implant in the first year of losing your tooth, that bony area will lose about a quarter of its volume. This bone loss will continue over the years. When you get an implant, a dentist will also replace the root along with the tooth. When you chew and bite again, it will provide the stimulation required for bone growth.
Prevent Sagging and Premature Aging
Bone loss from missing teeth can cause facial sagging. This is when the lower third of the face starts to collapse. The distance between the chin and the tip of the nose gradually reduces. Facial sagging can also lead to signs of aging, such as thinning lips, excess wrinkles around the mouth, and a more pointed chin. Dental implants prevent bone loss and therefore prevent facial sagging and premature aging.
Improve Oral Health
The best thing about dental implants is that they don’t impact your remaining teeth adversely. They are anchored directly in the jaw and supported in the same way as natural teeth. On the other hand, other tooth replacement options such as bridges require placing crowns on the healthy teeth next to the tooth gap. This can weaken your healthy natural teeth. Dental implants leave your natural teeth untouched, allowing you to maintain your oral health in the future.
Wearing dentures or experiencing tooth loss can impact confidence, especially that of a child or a young person. Missing teeth may not allow you to smile openly. Many people who wear dentures worry about their dentures moving while they are laughing or even just talking. Dental implants can ensure that your jaw bone will hold all of your teeth in place so you can go about your day feeling completely confident with your smile.
At Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, we have a team of experts with specialized experience in oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics, and reconstructive and restorative oral care. We follow a collective approach to diagnose and treat each case and give personalized attention to your specific needs. Call us today at (715) 848-2435 to schedule your appointment or inquire about dental implants.