The top reason to get dental implants is that implants are by far the best treatment for missing teeth. They are as close as you can possibly get to a natural tooth and may last for years, if not a lifetime. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
They Maintain the Integrity of Your Jawbone
Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root that is a titanium post or plate implanted into your jawbone. Over the course of weeks, the bone grows around the post and holds it firmly in place just like it does with a natural tooth root. The artificial tooth or crown is attached to the top of the post on a special abutment and the gum grows around it.
This helps to prevent bone deterioration and other diseases. In order for the jawbone to remain strong, it needs exercise just like all the other bones in the body. The jaw gets exercise from chewing. If there is no tooth, that portion of the jaw does not get exercised and gradually deteriorates. This can cause your face to appear older as your cheek sinks into the gap.
The Upkeep is the Same as for Natural Teeth
You will floss and brush your dental implants just like you do your natural teeth. Implants also need regular checkups just like natural teeth. They are strong and allow you to bite and chew the foods you like. You don’t take them out at night, or ever, and they require no damage to adjacent teeth for installation. Dental implants stand alone because they are anchored in your jawbone.
They Don’t Shift in Your Mouth or Make Noise
Dentures may shift slightly in your mouth when you talk or eat. This can be a cause of embarrassment. Dental implants are secure and can be used to anchor dentures and partial dentures to remove the shifting and noise. In some cases, multiple implants can anchor several teeth.
Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
If you are an adult with gaps between your teeth where teeth are missing, dental implants may be your best option for oral health. For more information on this dental solution, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with San Tan Oral Surgery! At our convenient location in Gilbert, our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to explain the process in greater detail, address any questions and concerns you may have, and get you on the road to a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!