Have you lost a tooth? Do you need a damaged tooth replaced? Have you considered a dental implant as the solution? Although you could replace a single tooth using a dental bridge, there are many benefits of dental implants to think about before making your decision.
Here are just three examples.
1. Dental Implants Replace the Total Tooth
Some other tooth replacement methods only replace the crown of the tooth—the chewing surface and the sides. But a dental implant puts in a new tooth root all the way down to the jawbone. It’s as close as medical science can get to a complete new tooth.
Plus, this new tooth root will stimulate your jawbone to create new bone cells when it is first implanted. It will transfer the force of each bite naturally into your jawbone. This encourages the bone to grow and stay strong for the long term.
2. Dental Implants Protect Against Tooth Decay
Dental implants and accompanying restorations are very durable. The root is often made of titanium, and the crown is made of metal and/or ceramic, which can’t be damaged by bacteria, sugar, or acid. However, you’ll still need good brushing and flossing routines to prevent gum disease around your new tooth.
3. Dental Implants Support Multiple Tooth Restorations
We can use just a few implants to support a dental bridge or partial denture with several replacement teeth in it. We can even use 4–6 implants to anchor an implant-supported denture with an entire arch of new teeth in it.
A denture that is attached to implants can be a great investment. Traditional dentures press on the gums, changing their shape over time, while the bone under them may be shrinking. This makes dentures get gradually looser. On the other hand, dental implants can keep dentures slightly away from gums and help to prevent bone loss.
Ask Dr. Rosenfeld About Dental Implants
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you could be a candidate for dental implants. Call Dr. Rosenfeld for an exam. We’ll find out quickly if dental implants would make your smile healthier and happier.