Benefits of Dental Implants - Cary, NC
Benefits You Can Only Get From Dental Implants
When you’re looking for a solution for missing teeth, you may feel unsure of which replacement option is the best. While each person is different, Dr. Koch often recommends dental implants because they provide several benefits that you just can’t get from traditional bridges and dentures. In addition to having a long-term success rate of over 95%, they’re the only option that can last a lifetime with proper maintenance. Learn more below about the important advantages that come with dental implants. And if you’d like additional information or have any questions, contact us anytime. We’ve helped hundreds of people enjoy great oral health after tooth loss and we’d love to help you, too!
Superior Function and Chewing Strength
Natural teeth get their strength and stability from their roots. That’s why, when it comes to function and chewing power, nothing will ever be as good as your own teeth. With that said, dental implants are the next best option since they have the unique feature of replacing the roots of missing teeth. Traditional dentures only replace teeth “above the gums”, so they simply can’t provide the same chewing strength.
Just like the roots of natural teeth, implants are fused with the surrounding jawbone to provide a strong, sturdy base for the abutment and crown to function. This means you can eat hard, tough, or crunchy foods with ease. With the superior function of implants, you’ll have the confidence to eat your favorite foods without worry.
Preserve Your Jawbone and Facial Structure
When a tooth is lost, the body responds by slowly beginning to “resorb” the jawbone that once surrounded the root. Over time, this causes the jaw to become thinner and weaker. It also changes the shape and structure of your face, giving it an aged or “sagging” appearance.
Since an implant takes the place of the missing tooth root, the jawbone is preserved. This not only benefits your long-term oral health but also helps you maintain a more youthful appearance after tooth loss.
Confidence From Having a Beautiful Smile
If you’ve lost any of your front teeth, you know how it negatively affects your self-confidence. While a dental bridge or partial denture will replace the missing crowns of your teeth (the part that shows when you smile), nothing will look or feel as natural as dental implants. In fact, they’ll look so much like your own teeth that no one will know you lost teeth to begin with.
And since they’re so stable and secure, you won’t have to worry about embarrassing slips the way you would with a denture. Nor will your remaining front teeth be impacted the way they would with a dental bridge, which requires preparation of the adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
It’s easy to see why dental implants are widely regarded as the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. If you’d like to know more about how they can benefit you, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.