What are the benefits of a dental implant?
Dental implants boast an array of benefits, including:
1. Implants provide an all-natural feel
Because a dental implant mimics the roots of a tooth that attach to the jawbone, it functions just like a natural tooth. The beautiful dental crown that sits on top of the implant also matches the size, shape, and color of your other teeth, creating a more balanced smile.
2. Implants can prevent bone loss
One of the major benefits of dental implants is the prevention of bone loss in the jaw. When you have a missing tooth, there is no jawbone stimulation to keep the bone strong and dense. As the bone deteriorates, your oral health and facial structure can suffer.
A dental implant fuses with the jawbone to provide stimulation and keep the bone from becoming weak and the cheeks from looking sunken or collapsed.
3. Implants require low maintenance
After the healing process, dental implants are permanent fixtures that do not require special care or maintenance beyond proper brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your dentist. You can clean your implant just like a natural tooth.
4. Implants can preserve your bite
A missing tooth does more than create unsightly gaps in your smile. The spacing can cause other teeth to shift and disrupt the way you bite and chew. A dental implant helps to keep your natural bite intact.
5. Surrounding teeth are protected
Dental implants will also stabilize teeth surrounding the gap caused by the missing tooth. The implants keep the surrounding teeth from drifting or becoming loose from gum disease or infections.
6. Offers a more permanent fix
Other cosmetic procedures for missing teeth are typically not as permanent as dental implants. For example, dentures must be removed and replaced for daily cleaning. A dental bridge aesthetically replaces a missing tooth but does not prevent bone loss. A dental implant is a long-term solution that can permanently anchor a crown, bridge, or dentures.
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7. They’re affordable
At Absolute Dental, we want to make dental implants easy and affordable for all patients. That’s why we offer special discounts and flexible payment plans that work with your budget. Contact our team to learn more about dental implant costs.