Benefits of Dental Implants

Improved Appearance
A dental implant is strong and stable and restores a lost tooth so that it looks and functions similar to a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life. A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. You will have a new set of teeth or a new tooth that will greatly improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile.

When replacing missing teeth with dentures, the teeth can slip and slide around the mouth. The facial muscles become tense in an attempt to hold the teeth in place. This often results in mumbling, slurred speech or clicking noises. Dental implants allow you to speak with confidence in a relaxed and natural tone.

Dental implants can eliminate the numerous embarrassing inconveniences of removable partial and full dentures. Implants can be used to stabilize and secure dentures. You will eliminate the use of denture adhesives that must be re-applied throughout the day. You will no longer need to cover your mouth when you laugh or smile, for fear that your teeth will pop out or fall down.

Dental implants restore chewing efficiency comparable to that of natural teeth. Therefore, patients with dental implants can eat a wide range of food items with less difficulty, and experienced less impact on daily life than patients with dentures. In addition, a full upper denture covers the palate of the mouth and reduces the ability to taste foods. With dental implants, you can have the palate removed from your upper denture so you can taste and enjoy your food.

In cases where dentures are replaced, patients have told us that they eat better, eat foods that had been denied to them, and are more comfortable. All these improvements make people with dentures feel better about themselves, increasing their self-confidence while improving their social and business lives.

Preserves Jaw Bone and Facial Structures
When teeth are missing, the bone that previously supported those teeth melts away, or deteriorates. As a result of losing one or more teeth, you inevitably lose mass in your jaw. This affects the overall skeletal structure of your face. Spreading bone loss in the jaw affects the gums and ridges in your mouth, as well as the muscles and nerves in and around the mouth. Dental implants prevent bone loss, because implants halt bone loss that results from losing teeth. Complete denture wearers on the other hand become aware of jawbone loss as their dentures become loose.

Preserving Jaw Bone and Facial Structures
It is as if dental implants "trick" the bone into thinking there is still a tooth present. By transmitting the natural forces of chewing to the jaw, dental implants increase bone density. Dental implants have been proven to stop bone loss and restore the health of the jaw. By preventing the loss of the bony structure of the jaws and face they prevent facial collapse. This preserves your youthful appearance. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Preserves Healthy Adjacent Teeth
Tooth replacement with traditional tooth-supported bridges requires grinding down the healthy adjacent teeth to the missing tooth so that the bridge can be cemented onto them. This tooth structure can never be replaced and the long-term health of these teeth is compromised. Partial dentures have clasps that hook onto adjacent teeth, putting pressure on them as the partial rocks back and forth. Eventually, these teeth can loosen and come out as a result of this pressure.