Benefits of Dental Implants
Over the past several decades, modern implant designs have revolutionized the way dentists help their patients replace missing teeth. Today, the benefits of dental implants far outweigh that of other types of tooth replacement options.
Non-Invasive to Other Teeth
When a dental implant is placed, it stands independent of other teeth, preventing alteration or reshaping of otherwise healthy tooth enamel. While this may seem insignificant, when compared to traditional dental bridges (a tried and true approach to replacing missing teeth,) installing a stand-alone dental implant doesn’t result in permanent alteration or unnecessary treatment to neighboring healthy teeth.
Cost Effective (Made to Last for Life)
A common misconception about dental implants is that they’re much more expensive than any other type of tooth replacement option. Compared to other choices, implants actually offer the best return on investment. Why? Because a healthy dental implant is designed to last for the rest of your life. You’ll find the benefits of dental implants can be easier on your budget in the long run.
Replace as Few or Many Teeth as Necessary
Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth in regard to how much weight they can support. This characteristic allows them to be used in pairs or sets to support multi-tooth restorations ranging all the way up to full arch hybrid bridge/denture designs. In some cases, only four implants are needed for replacing all of the upper (or lower) teeth.
Preserve Natural Tooth and Bone Patterns
Tooth loss has an unwanted side effect: shifting of the natural teeth as they lean to fill in the space, and resorption (shrinking) of the jawbone in that area. As a result, the face can become shallow looking and teeth appear misaligned.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they help preserve natural spacing and bite alignment, as well as promote healthier bone through a process called “osseointegration.”
It’s no surprise as to why dental implants are now the gold standard for preferred tooth replacement options in modern dentistry. Ask your dental implant provider if you qualify for this treatment.