Benefits of Dental Implants
If you need your teeth replaced because they are damaged or missing, the most common option is dental implants. They will offer you some benefits that dentures or bridges won’t offer you. If you are thinking about dental implants, we at Palo Alto Oral Health are trained in dental implant procedures and can offer you the best options that will fit your needs.
Prevent Bone Loss
If your tooth has fallen out and you have an empty space where it was, you will end up losing some bone mass in your jaw. When your teeth connect together and when you chew, they provide your jaw with the stimulation needed to maintain proper mass. If you get a dental implant, you won’t only be replacing the tooth, but also the stimulation that your jaw needs, preventing bone loss.
Match Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants are available in multiple different sizes and shades. Our dentist will work with you through the whole process from finding the shade that matches your teeth the best to crafting the implant to the proper size. Implants look real and most likely no one will know unless you tell them.
Restore Your Bite
Dental implants are anchored into your mouth with a titanium screw that replaces the root of your tooth. They will allow you to bite with the same amount of force that you would with your natural teeth.
Prevents Face Shape Change
Your teeth are an important part of your facial structure. If you lose a permanent tooth, you will lose the support and structure that was provided by that tooth. This will ultimately result in changes to your face shape, which might make you appear older than you are. Dental implants are able to offer you that same support you would get from a natural tooth, replacing that structure and preventing shape change.
Some tooth replacement options can impact your ability to pronounce words properly. If you have missing teeth, this can also alter your speech. Dental implants feel just like your natural teeth, so they will allow you to talk how you normally would without any speech impediments.
While artificial teeth still need to be properly brushed to prevent bacteria, the material that an implant is made out of won’t decay. That means you don’t have to worry about getting a cavity in your implant; however, proper maintenance is still required.
Easy to Care For
Dental implants don’t need any special products to clean them properly. You don’t need to worry about the adhesive, special flossers, or cleansing tablets. You just need to brush and floss as you normally would. That requires twice a day in most cases.
Dental implants are permanent fixtures in your mouth. Therefore, you don’t need to be concerned about them slipping out of place when you are talking, laughing, or eating. You also do not have to worry about dental glue to hold them in place.
If you are missing a tooth, it will create a gap in your mouth. This gap can make the teeth on either side shift out of their proper position. If they shift this can lead to misalignment and possible additional dental issues. Dental implants will fill this gap, helping you maintain a straight smile.
As stated before, dental implants are a permanent solution to a lost tooth. They will not need to be repaired or replaced, as they are designed to last for the rest of your life. If you think a dental implant sounds right for you, call Palo Alto Oral Health at today!