What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Missing teeth can be unsightly. Missing teeth may be in the front of the mouth, which can cause embarrassment, or they can be in the back of the mouth, which can make it difficult to chew food properly. Dental implants are a popular option for individuals missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants over other alternative restorations? Dental implants have a number of advantages over dentures and bridges, which are often considered when patients are determining the best way to replace their missing teeth.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. The dental implant is surgically inserted into the gums and jawbone which help provide strength and stability to the implant. It is then capped with a dental crown that is made to match your existing teeth. Friends and family may not even know that you have a false tooth because of the technology that exists to make them as natural-looking as possible.
Unlike bridges, dental implants help protect the integrity of the surrounding teeth. Bridges require adjacent teeth to be filed down and crowned in order to place a bridge, while dental implants are used to replace the missing teeth without making changes or alterations to the teeth around them.
Dental implants are also an un-removable option unlike dentures which need to be removed daily. Dentures require additional care and attention while dental implants act as natural teeth once they have been implanted and crowned.
Also, dental implants can be used to help support dentures. Denture adhesive is not always strong enough to provide comfort for the denture wearer, so dental implants can be used to help dentures “snap” into place. This makes them sturdier and more effective for chewing and talking.
Missing teeth? Considering dental implants for your dentures? Live in the San Francisco area? Call Dr. Arellano today to discuss the benefits of dental implants and find out if they are right for you!