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Why Dental Implants Are The Ideal Tooth Replacement Solution
Dental implants offer a remarkably advanced tooth replacement option to patients who have suffered tooth loss. Consisting of a root-like structure and prosthetic crown or crowns, dental implants offer the only restoration option that is structurally complete.
Dental implants can be used in a variety of tooth loss scenarios, and the benefits associated with this treatment method are significant. If you have experienced tooth loss, consult with your dentist to learn if dental implants might be effective in restoring your smile.
Types Of Restorations Supported By Dental Implants
When tooth loss occurs, patients may need to replace any number of teeth, from a single one to the entire upper and lower arch. Fortunately, dental implants can be useful in all types of tooth loss scenarios.
Any of the following appliances/prosthetics can be used as an implant restoration:
- Single crown
- Fixed dental bridge
When designing your implant restoration, your dentist will ensure that the prosthetic appliance looks just as natural as the biological neighboring teeth beside it. Restorations can be tailored to blend with your existing smile or to improve on it if they’re being used as part of a smile makeover.
Keep in mind that in order for dental implants to be successful, patients must have adequate bone tissue at the implant site to support osseointegration, the process by which the bone fuses with the titanium implant.
Your implant provider will assess your underlying bone structure to make sure you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Benefits Of Structurally Complete Tooth Replacements
There are numerous advantages of dental implants in comparison to other tooth replacement solutions, including better:
- Durability: Implant-supported appliances prevent jawbone resorption, meaning that the jaw’s shape remains constant, as does the fit of the appliance.
- Security: Dental implants are far more effective at holding a denture in place than messy denture adhesives.
- Functionality: Implants are able to tolerate strong chewing forces, so they preserve a great deal of the chewing function that could be lost after tooth loss.
- Comfort: Dental implants are more lifelike in their structure, so they feel more natural, too.
- Structural integrity of the remaining biological teeth: Dental implants stand alone, so they don’t require adjacent teeth to be sacrificed for placement of dental crowns to support the pontic.
Do you want to learn more about restoring your smile with dental implants after tooth loss? Contact the office of Dr. Randy Parham to get more information about this treatment option.
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