Dental implants have a dramatic effect on improving the quality of life of patients who have suffered tooth loss. These state-of-the-art tooth replacement devices provide patients with a host of benefits.
Of course, many patients who work with an oral surgeon to get dental implants are concerned about restoring their smile’s beautiful appearance. Whether they are used to support a single crown to replace a lone tooth or a dental bridge or denture to replace multiple teeth, dental implants and their restorations are made of the most modern materials, which closely replicate the appearance of biological tooth enamel.
However, dental implants have a number of advantages beyond their aesthetic qualities. For example, they also preserve most of the chewing function of the missing biological tooth. After the oral surgeon inserts the dental implant in the patient’s jaw, the surrounding bone forms a bond with the implant. That bond helps the implant to tolerate fairly significant chewing forces, allowing the patient to keep their favorite foods in their diet.
Additionally, dental implants stand alone so they don’t require appliances that restrict the patient’s access to the gumline for oral hygiene purposes. Therefore, you don’t need to use any special tools to brush or floss thoroughly. In fact, with dental implants, your oral hygiene routine after tooth loss is likely to be almost identical to the routine you established prior to tooth loss.
Dental implants are also more comfortable and stable than conventional prosthetics. They feel like natural teeth, and they are more secure. Patients who choose dental implants don’t have to worry about an untimely slip-up with their appliance.
Your lifestyle doesn’t have to suffer just because you’ve lost some (or even all) of your teeth. Dental implants offer a structurally complete tooth replacement that is the closest thing available to a natural tooth. Schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about this treatment option and whether it will be suitable in your case.