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Benefits of Dental Implants

February 27, 2024
Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for teeth that are missing, severely decayed, or damaged beyond repair. They can replace anywhere from one to all of the teeth in your mouth. 

Dental implants are not the only replacement option for teeth. There are dental bridges and dentures that also provide a workable solution, but dental implants have many advantages over these other options. Consider the wide variety of benefits dental implants have to offer. 

Securely Anchored in Place 

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jaw. An implant consists of a titanium post shaped like a screw with threads to help it fuse with the bone. Once the dental implant and bone have sufficiently bonded, the implant will stay in place for life. A crown can be attached to the implant that functions like a natural tooth. Multiple implants placed in the jaw can support full or partial dentures that stay in place more securely than traditional dentures.  

Natural Appearance 

Dental implants provide a natural appearance because they are anchored in the jaw like a natural tooth and root would be. Implant supported dentures look more natural because they don’t slip out of place the way traditional dentures can. And implant supported partial dentures are free of the clasps that attach traditional partial dentures to the other teeth that are sometimes visible. 

Prevent Bone Loss

The presence of dental implants in the jaw prevents bone loss that would otherwise occur in the absence of teeth. When a tooth is missing the support structures for the tooth gradually break down and resorb (dissolve), resulting in a weakened jaw and lack of bone structure. But dental implants keep the jaw bone healthy and strong, maintaining your natural facial shape. 

Improves Oral Health 

Replacing missing or decayed teeth improves your oral health. Tooth decay can spread to the neighboring teeth when a tooth is not treated. It can also damage the gums and bone tissue. Removing the decayed teeth and replacing them with dental implants improves the health of your other teeth by keeping them in proper alignment. 

Won’t Damage Other Teeth 

Dental bridges and partial dentures rely on the healthy teeth for support. This can cause damage to the support teeth over time. Dental bridges require the healthy teeth to be reduced in size and covered with crowns to support the prosthetic. Partial dentures attach to the healthy teeth with clasps that can eventually cause damage to the enamel. Dental implants have their own support system that is totally independent of the other teeth, providing a damage-free alternative. 

Can Improve Quality of Life

Having a fully functional, natural looking smile can improve your quality of life in many ways. Starting with the basics, you can get the nutrition you need by eating a wider variety of foods. You can also enjoy the foods you love without limitations. Dental implants allow you to smile with confidence, which can improve your mood as well as your personal and professional relationships. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants 

How long does dental implant placement take? 

The entire process of getting dental implants will take place in a few appointments. Overall it can take a few months to a year, depending on the situation. The length of each step in the procedure will depend on a variety of factors such as the number of implants being placed. 

How many dental implants are needed for a full arch denture?

It depends on the type, but anywhere from 2-6 dental implants may be placed in the jaw to support full or partial dentures. 

Why Choose Whitby Dental Studio? 

Whitby Dental studio provides single dental implants, implant supported bridges, implant supported dentures, and implant retained dentures. Through the use of guided placement technology we place dental implants with accuracy and precision for the greatest chance of success. 

To learn more, call 905-666-2750 or contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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