When it comes replacing missing teeth, there is one solution that ranks far above the rest. With the remarkable ability to look, feel and function just like natural teeth, dental implants have changed the face of modern dentistry. Dental implants are a highly versatile option, allowing patients to replace just one missing tooth or permanently secure a full set of dentures. While the additional expense of dental implants may cause some to shy away, it doesn’t take long to convince patients about the valued and long-term return they could have in an implants dentistry investment.
What Makes Implants Different?
A dental implant involves a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over time, this biocompatible implant fuses to the jawbone to act as your artificial tooth root. A dental implant restoration is then placed on top, which can be a crown, bridge or denture. This unique design is very important in terms of why dental implants are superior.
With a prosthetic tooth anchored into your jawbone, you reap the highest level of stability for your prosthetic tooth or teeth. Whether you have a single crown or an implant-retained denture, you can be confident when you speak, laugh and eat. This is a significant advantage towards one’s quality of life.
Next, a dental implant allows you to eat a healthy diet as well as foods you love. There are many situations in which traditional denture wearers avoid hard to chew foods, which can be essential fruits, vegetables or proteins that your body needs for long-term health.
Last but not least, dental implants are the only solution that can help you avoid bone loss. When a tooth is missing, the underlying bone is no longer stimulated in a sufficient manner. This causes the jawbone to atrophy over time, which can lead to an aged appearance, or one that makes the lower face look hollowed or sunken in.
At Park South Dentistry, we offer excellence in restorative dentistry. We understand the critical nature of replacing missing teeth promptly and replacing them well. Our office proudly uses the latest techniques and technology surrounding dental implants.