Dental implants act as substitutes for the roots of a person’s missing teeth. The implants act as anchors for replacement teeth, crowns or for entire sets of replacement teeth. Dental implant therapy can vary in its effectiveness. However, the majority of dental implant patients experience minimal oral bone loss, which reduces the risk of compromising their remaining healthy teeth.
Dental implants fuse to the patient’s jawbone and function just like one’s own natural teeth. They also stimulate the bone to help preserve its density and form.
Dental impants are often chosen over dentures because they feel much more comfortable. Implants can also preserve the natural contours of the face, imparting a much more natural look than that provided by dentures. This can also help prevent premature wrinkles. Opting for dental implants means that one can display a beautifully improved smile with complete confidence.
Eating with dentures can sometimes be difficult. With dental implants, patients have the capacity to restore their chewing ability so well that it can be almost impossible to tell them apart from one’s own natural teeth, and one’s food choices are much less limited. Implants can also help one speak more clearly.
As people age, the interiors of their mouths change. This can result in ill-fitting dentures. Dentures that do not fit correctly can be replaced with dental implants for improved support, stability and retention. Empirical studies on implants suggest that they last much longer than conventional restorations on teeth. This can have a major impact on oral care expenses, convenience, comfort and appearance. Implants can also reduce the necessity for restorative intervention of one’s remaining healthy teeth.
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