Why Should I Get Dental Implants?
5 Benefits of Dental Implant Supported Tooth Replacement
At the West Palm Beach dental office of Mihran Asinmaz, DMD, we believe in the importance of educating patients, so they can make the best treatment decisions to achieve their oral health goals. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, we believe the dental implant supported tooth replacement is the gold standard in the field. It offers numerous benefits, but it’s also a difficult and lengthy process. Before you begin your dental implant tooth replacement plan, we’ll want to take the time to carefully explain every aspect of treatment to help you make the most informed decision. If you’re ready to get started, call our West Palm Beach dental office to schedule a tooth replacement consultation today.
1 – Fully Self-Supporting
Traditional tooth replacement solutions rely on surrounding healthy teeth and oral structures for support. Over time, this can lead to additional tooth loss, diminished jawbone density, and loss of gum tissue volume which causes changes to facial shape. Dental implants provide the necessary support for your replacement tooth or teeth just like natural tooth roots would, protecting your healthy dental structures and maintaining oral health.
2 – Natural Function
Because the whole tooth is replaced (roots and crowns), your replacement tooth or teeth will look and function much more like your healthy smile. You can speak clearly, eat all your favorite foods, and smile with complete confidence in any situation. While dental bridges will function almost as well as your natural smile, for those who switch from a traditional denture to an implant denture, you will notice a significant difference. Most people only see a 10 to 20% return of chewing ability with traditional dentures, but implant-retained dentures restore 70% or more.
3 – Long Lasting Results
Traditional dental crowns, bridges, and dentures need to be repaired, refitted, or replaced every five to ten years. An implant supported tooth replacement prosthetic can stay in place and functional for two decades or longer. In fact, many people are able to keep the same implant-retained restoration for the rest of their lives.
4 – Improved Oral Health
The tooth roots are essential because they anchor the tooth in place, but they also perform another vital function – they offer the necessary stimulus to maintain healthy jawbone density and gum tissue volume. When the tooth roots aren’t replaced, your bone and gum tissue will be resorbed. Over time, that can allow surrounding teeth to move out of alignment, and the loss of supportive structures, may even lead to further tooth loss. Because dental implants replace the healthy tooth root structures, you maintain the stimulus to preserve healthy supportive tissue, leading to improved oral health.
5 – Easy Oral Hygiene
Especially for denture wearers, implant supported replacement teeth are significantly easier to clean. They can be brushed and flossed like healthy, natural teeth. You should also visit our office at least twice a year for dental exams and teeth cleanings to keep your dental implant supported crown, bridge, or denture flawlessly functioning as long as possible.