Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide you with an incredible solution for replacing missing teeth. They are a unique treatment that involves the use of small titanium posts implanted directly into your jawbone. After your bone has fused to the posts, they are then able to provide strong, secure support for your dental restorations. Sussex Dental offers many types of dental implants to meet many different tooth replacement needs. Even though implants are a more complex treatment, they do provide several significant advantages.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods AgainTooth loss affects your ability to enjoy many of your favorite foods. The more teeth you lose, the harder it becomes to bite and chew. When your chewing is affected, so is your digestion. Chewing is the first step in digestion. The teeth break down the foods you eat, which allows the body to later easily absorb the nutrients. If you cannot properly chew, you cannot effectively break down what you eat. As a result, your body has a harder time digesting. This can eventually lead to malnutrition. Dental implants restore your ability to eat all of your favorite foods. Your restorations are held securely in place. Unlike dentures, you do not have to worry about them slipping out of place while you are eating. With your chewing ability restored, your digestion and nutrition improve.
Speak NormallyThe teeth play an integral role in your speech. They control the flow of air, allowing you to form a wide variety of sounds and words. When you suffer tooth loss, you may develop a lisp or other complications with speech that can impact your communication. Dental implants feel and function exactly like your real teeth. Your speech is perfectly restored without having to relearn how to speak.
Regain Your Confident SmileYour dental restorations are made from ceramic. This material has many similar properties to your natural teeth. The ceramic is designed to look exactly like your real teeth. The material can be stained to blend in with your adjacent natural teeth. Ceramic even reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. Implants perfectly restore your smile, which can then help you to regain your confidence.
Incredible ComfortWith dental implants, titanium posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone. These posts are then used to hold your dental restorations in place. Rather than relying on your gums for support, like dentures, or your adjacent teeth, like a traditional dental bridge, your restorations are supported by the titanium posts and your jawbone. This prevents the discomfort commonly associated with dentures. With dental implants, your restorations will not put pressure on your gums or cause sores on the delicate tissue.
Implant Care is EasyA common complaint about dentures is that they require tedious care. They need to be removed every night for special cleaning, and they need to be left out overnight while you sleep. You need to use special products to clean your dentures to avoid causing damage. With dental implants, your restorations can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. They also do not have to be removed while you sleep.
Protecting the Health of Your JawboneWhile traditional types of tooth replacement restore many of the functions of your teeth, they cannot stop the bone loss that occurs naturally after tooth loss. This bone loss occurs because your bone loses the stimulation from the tooth roots of the missing teeth. As a result, the bone continues to deteriorate even though the teeth have been replaced. Eventually, the restorations will no longer fit and will need to be replaced. Dental implants are the only treatment available that not only restore the functions of your missing teeth, but that also stop and prevent bone loss in the jaw. The posts in your jaw restore the stimulation in your jaw, functioning just like the roots of your real teeth. With stimulation restored, bone loss is stopped and prevented, helping to preserve the strength of your jawbone.
While more involved and invasive, dental implants provide many benefits that make treatment well worth it. For more information on what dental implants can do for you, and to find out if you are a candidate, call Sussex Dental at (262) 246-6806 to schedule your consultation today.