Dental implants offer patients a structurally complete tooth replacement option that includes both a root-like structure and a prosthetic crown. As such, this treatment option has a number of advantages over conventional appliances.
Here are the top five benefits of getting dental implants from an oral surgeon:
Dental Implants Stabilize the Jawbone
A biological tooth’s root plays an important part in preventing jawbone erosion, which will unfold if a tooth is lost and its root is not replaced. As the jawbone atrophies, its shape changes, which can cause a conventional fixed dental bridge or denture to lose its fit over time. With dental implants, the appliance will have a more secure fit over the years.
Dental Implants are More Effective at Chewing
The bond that forms between the jawbone and the titanium implant after the oral surgeon inserts the implant into the jaw facilitates the implant’s ability to tolerate rather strong chewing forces. Patients who choose dental implants are able to incorporate a wider variety of foods into their diets and chew them thoroughly.
Dental Implants Feel More Lifelike
Because a dental implant is structurally similar to a biological tooth, it also feels more like a biological tooth to the patient. The attachment feels secure, and the appliance is more comfortable and natural to the patient.
Dental Implants are Convenient to Maintain
A dental implant stands alone without support from surrounding teeth. Therefore, it does not require any structure that restricts access to the gumline and makes it more challenging to floss in the area of the implant. For the most part, maintaining dental implants requires nothing more than the same good oral hygiene practices that you use for your biological teeth.
Dental Implants are Versatile
As long as the patient has adequate bone tissue at the implant site, this treatment option can be used in a variety of scenarios of tooth loss, including for patients who have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth or those who are edentulous.
Are you interested in dental implants? Want to learn more about the benefits of this treatment option? Contact our team at Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery to schedule a consultation.