When your adult teeth come in, they’re designed to last a lifetime. That’s the plan, anyway. But life has a way of interrupting the best laid plans, leaving you to scramble for a viable solution. Since missing teeth pose far more than a cosmetic concern, choosing the right replacement is paramount.
Here at MediDental Care, we want our patients to have the best care when it comes to their dental health, which is why we offer dental implants. While nothing beats your natural teeth, dental implants come pretty darn close in both form and function.
Here are five reasons why dental implants are the best choice for replacing missing teeth.
1. Preventing bone loss
One of the primary benefits of a dental implant is that it prevents bone loss. When you lose a tooth, you lose much more than just the part you can see above your gumline. Your teeth have roots that go deep into your jawbone, and every time you bite down, you’re letting your body know that the area is active.
This means that your body continues to repair and rebuild the bone tissue around the tooth, maintaining the strength in your jawbone. Without an active root, your body believes that the area is no longer in use and cuts off these regenerative resources, which can result in bone loss.
With a dental implant, we place a post into your jawbone that signals your body to maintain the bone.
2. Holding the place
A dental implant not only fills the gap where your missing tooth once was, it also prevents your neighboring teeth from shifting, creating more widespread problems in your mouth. When we place the post into your jawbone and the crown over the post, we preserve the integrity of the entire line of teeth.
3. A full integration
While we place a post into your jawbone to act like your tooth’s root, your body goes a step further by integrating the post into your jawbone. As we mentioned, a dental implant signals your body to continue to strengthen and regenerate bone tissue, which it does around the new post.
After six months, your bone grows up around the post, fully integrating it into your natural jawbone. This makes for an incredibly sturdy replacement tooth that lasts a lifetime.
4. Nothing shifty
Although bridges are good alternatives for replacing missing teeth, they lack the stability that dental implants provide. Your bridge is only as sturdy as the neighboring teeth it attaches to and it doesn’t go down into your jaw. With a dental implant, your replacement tooth stands alone, from the root on up, and won’t shift the way bridges can over time.
5. A natural fit
Finally, dental implants look, feel, and function much like your natural teeth. The goal in replacing a tooth is to cause minimal interruption in your overall dental health, which an implant accomplishes beautifully.
By stimulating bone growth to integrate it into your jawline, a dental implant is a tooth replacement option like no other. In fact, you won’t be able to tell the difference when you speak or chew because the replacement fits in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
And as far as aesthetics are concerned, a dental implant has you covered because the custom crown we place over the top matches your existing teeth perfectly in both color and shape.
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, we invite you to give us a call. Or you can schedule a consultation using the online booking tool on this website.