Life with prosthetic teeth doesn’t have to be difficult. When patients choose to replace their teeth with dental implants, they enjoy lifelike oral function and the appearance of a complete smile. In recent years, dental implants have become the go-to treatment method for replacing lost teeth. These durable prosthetics can last for decades while providing a number of health benefits.
Our periodontist has advanced education and training to place long-lasting dental implants.
Dental Implants Help Reduce the Risks for Additional Tooth Loss
Once you lose one tooth, you’re at risk for losing more. Teeth support each other. If there is an empty tooth socket, adjacent teeth can drift out of place.
When a smile is incomplete, remaining teeth also endure more pressure and force associated with oral function. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant will provide the support adjacent teeth need while distributing the forces associated with oral function evenly.
Implants Help Maintain a Nutritious Diet
Patients who have endured tooth loss along with those who wear dentures have increased risks for developing malnutrition. Eating without teeth or with dentures can be difficult, which can limit the nutritional quality of one’s diet.
Dental implants restore oral function more completely than other prosthetics, which makes eating a nutritious diet easier and more comfortable.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Degeneration
Bone degeneration is a common side effect of tooth loss. This problem also plagues patients who wear prosthetics like bridges and dentures. Bone degeneration occurs because the roots of teeth are no longer present to keep bone active.
Since implants effectively replace the roots of teeth, they keep the bone active, which prevents bone degeneration. Preventing bone loss helps protect the oral health system and maintain a youthful appearance.
Improved Mental Health
Tooth loss and uncomfortable prosthetic teeth can take a toll on your mental wellness. In fact, patients who have lost teeth have higher risks for developing depression and social anxiety than those with complete smiles. Replacing your lost teeth with comfortable replacement teeth could improve your outlook on life.
If dental implants interest you, call us today to reserve an appointment with our experienced periodontist.