Dental implants offer a wide variety of benefits over other tooth restoration options, such as bridges and removable dentures. The numerous benefits of dental implants make them a popular restorative option for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime if they are properly cared for and provide patients with a natural-looking restoration. Patients who are pursuing dental implants for tooth restoration are happy to find that they receive an array of benefits from their selection.
Dental implants are secure and permanent. When you choose to restore your teeth with dental implants, there is no risk of your flipper or denture falling out or becoming dislodged. A dental implant functions just like a natural tooth because the implant post integrates directly with your jaw bone. This integration allows you to eat almost anything you like! In fact, most patients report that dental implants feel like natural teeth once they have healed.
Your smile will look healthy and natural. The custom-made crown, which attaches to the dental implant, is designed to look identical to a healthy, natural tooth. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful, healthy-looking smile once your implant has healed. Many patients express that they can’t tell the difference between their natural teeth and their dental implants.
Dental implants promote healthy jaws, gums, and surrounding teeth. When a tooth is lost, the jaw bone slowly begins to deteriorate in the area surrounding the missing tooth site. A missing tooth also puts more pressure on surrounding teeth, which can cause tooth shifting and even jaw misalignment. Dental implants can help preserve the shape of your jaw while taking the burden off your remaining healthy teeth. Other tooth replacement options, such as tooth-supported bridges, require support from surrounding teeth, which can damage the remaining healthy teeth. Dental implants are a complete restoration system, stimulating the jaw bone and working with the healthy teeth to accomplish tasks such as chewing.
Many people are candidates for implant placement. If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are likely healthy enough to have a dental implant placed. Some people do not have enough remaining jaw bone to support dental implants, but it is often possible to restore the bone through bone grafting or other bone regeneration treatments before the implant placement. Dental implants can be used to support a single tooth restoration, a bridge or a full denture. No matter what your restoration needs are, there is a dental implant solution to restore your oral function and smile.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Todd Cooper, Dr. Tyson Teeples, Dr. Ryan Toponce, or Dr. Brandon Reddinger at our practice in Kennewick, WA. Our team will gladly perform a full consultation to answer any questions you may have about the benefits of choosing dental implants for your tooth restoration.