Many of our patients visit our office looking for solutions to restore their smiles. At Alexander Dentistry, we often recommend dental implants to our patients interested in replacing missing teeth. Missing teeth cause more than just cosmetic concerns, but they also affect your ability to chew and speak properly. Here are the top three benefits that our patients enjoy about dental implants.
No Dietary Restrictions
Dental implants involve a surgical procedure in which a titanium post is inserted into your gums and allowed to fuse together with your jawbone as it heals. Other restorative options like dental bridges often require patients to make significant changes to their oral hygiene routines and their diets. This is because dental bridges are completely external, and require the support of your surrounding teeth to hold the prosthetic tooth in its place. However, because all of the hardware for dental implants are hidden underneath your soft tissues, this means that you do not have to worry about damage to your implant caused by food. That’s right–you can enjoy all of your favorite crunchy or chewy foods with no worries at all when you choose dental implants.
High Success Rate
Because of how seamlessly implants blend in with your smile, patients often forget they even have a dental implant. Additionally. because all of the components of the implant lie beneath your soft tissues, nothing additional is required of you to take care of the implant. Just continue to brush and floss regularly. Often, with other restorative options, we see patients having to return to our office every few years due to damage that occurs over time. With dental implants, the longterm success rate is much higher because of how easy they are to maintain. It’s also important to note that dental implants are the only restorative option that avoids the degradation of healthy teeth as well as maintaining your bone density.
Looks, Feels, And Functions Like a Natural Tooth
Overall, one of the best benefits of dental implants is that they look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. Topped with a custom dental crown that is designed to match your current smile aesthetics, it’s difficult to tell your dental implant from a natural tooth. Plus, the implant offers the same tooth-root functionality as your natural teeth do.