Benefits of Dental Implants
When you lose your teeth, several things happen. Whether you lose your teeth due to periodontal disease, facial trauma, or need to have them extracted, the effects are all the same. One of the most obvious effects of tooth loss is the impact of your smile, which can then affect your confidence. Tooth loss affects your abilities to eat and speak properly. It also leads to the weakening of your jawbone, which causes the bone to change shape and alter your bite. At DFW Oral Surgeons, we offer dental implants to replace your missing teeth. While the process of getting dental implants is more involved than more traditional treatments, there are many benefits that make them worth it.
Dental Implants Are Versatile
Dental implants are an extremely versatile treatment. They can be used to replace a single tooth, or they can be used for a full mouth restoration. While dental implants rely on substantial bone mass in your jaw, there are also options available like the All on 4 Treatment for those who have weak jawbones. These options allow you to get implants without the need for a bone graft.
Get Back Your Smile, and Your Confidence With Dental Implants
One of the most obvious effects of tooth loss is the effects on your smile. With empty spaces in your smile, your confidence can plummet. Dental implants use ceramic crowns to replace the visible surfaces of your missing teeth. The material can be made to match the exact color of your natural teeth, and it reflects light just like enamel. With your smile perfectly restored, you will regain the confidence to show it off.
Eat Your Favorite Foods
With dental implants, you can go back to enjoying all of your favorite foods. The posts are secure within your jaw, providing you with stable replacement teeth that will not slip out of place when you bite and chew. When you can thoroughly chew your food, your digestion is improved, which can help to improve your overall nutrition.
Restore Effective Communication
The teeth play an important role in your speech. They control the flow of air and give your tongue a surface to hit, both of which enable you to form a wide array of words and sounds. When you lose your teeth, you may develop a lisp or other speech difficulties that can make it difficult for others to understand you. Dental implants restore your speech. Additionally, because implants feel just like your natural teeth, you do not need to adjust to speaking with a new object in your mouth.
More Comfortable than Traditional Treatments
Dentures have come a long way with many improvements being made over the years. However, despite these improvements, dentures can still cause significant discomfort. The base rests directly on your gums, putting pressure on them that they were not made to support. They can also come loose and rub your gums, leading to painful sores. With dental implants, your teeth are supported by the titanium posts, which are held securely by your jaw, making them much more comfortable.
Maintain the Health of Your Jaw
While dentures and bridges restore the functions of your missing teeth and can also restore the appearance of your smile, they cannot stop the bone loss that occurs after you lose your teeth. As a result, the bone continues to grow weaker, and your replacement teeth need to be replaced periodically. With dental implants, the posts function just like the roots of your natural teeth. Every time you chew, the posts stimulate your jawbone, which helps to stop and prevents, bone loss in your jaw. As a result, it remains strong and healthy.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss with a multitude of benefits. For more information, and to find out if dental implants are right for you, call DFW Oral Surgeons to schedule your consultation today at (972) 539-1491.
John C. Shillingburg, DDS
Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
DFW Study Club Established in 2013 by John C. Shillingburg, DDS