Top Reasons for a Dental Implant

When it comes filling the gap of missing teeth, there are several options available. Most dentists agree that dentistry should be approached from a tooth-conserving perspective. Fixed bridges, and other teeth altering options aren’t favorable because they alter teeth that are otherwise healthy. In order to provide a solution that is natural looking without altering your adjacent teeth, more and more dentists are choosing dental implants as a less invasive and long-lasting solution.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a complete tooth replacement solution. They are typically broken down into three separate components: the post, abutment, and restoration.

A dental implant post is a titanium type of screw that integrates with your jawbone to work like a tooth root, in a process called osseointegration. The abutment is then attached to the post, and the crown or restoration is attached to the abutment.

Why Choose Dental Implants

1. Dental implants are most like your natural teeth.

Your natural teeth are anchored to your jawbone through the tooth’s root. Implants work in a similar way by forming a solid titanium attachment to the bone located in your jaw. Titanium has a special ability to fuse with living bones, which is what makes this long-term dental solution possible. Our dentists at 5th Avenue Dental will start by inserting the implant into your jaw during a minor procedure in our dental office. Over a period of several months the implant will fuse solidly to your bone. This process is what makes your implant-supported replacement tooth look and feel completely natural and indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

2. Dental implants will last a lifetime.

Since dental implants actually fuse together to become a part of your jawbone, their solution is permanent. This is a lot more favorable than other means of tooth replacement, such as bridgework and removable dentures, which may need to be re-crafted or replaced over time. Although dental implants may need adjustments periodically, they will last a lifetime when maintained our professionals at 5th Avenue Dental.

3. Dental implants prevent bone loss.

Bone loss is the inevitable symptom of tooth loss. The bones in our body are a living tissue that needs stimulation in order to stay healthy and rebuild itself. Your jawbone gets all its stimulation from - you guessed it, your teeth! Even when a single tooth is lost, your bone beneath begins to recede, leaving your jaw vulnerable to fractures and premature aging. Because dental implants stimulate your jawbone through your teeth’s natural processes, this process is halted and your bones remain healthy. This advantage is not offered by any other tooth replacement method.

4. Dental implants are safe for your natural teeth.

Unlike other invasive methods, dental implants do not have an affect on healthy adjacent teeth. Bridgework and partial dentures, for example, requires support by the natural teeth located on either side of the gap. This process can lead to loose teeth, stress, and decay. Since dental implants are a stand-alone tooth replacement solution, they don’t rely on support from your natural teeth.

5. Dental implants allow you to eat and speak as your normally would.

When you choose dental implants as your tooth or teeth replacement solution, you don’t have to worry about things like eating and speaking. You can bite and eat your favorite foods just as you normally would. Dental implants stay in place – silently, meaning that they won’t shift or click when you go about your day.

6. Dental implants are more comfortable than other tooth replacement procedures.

Let’s face, dentures are downright unconformable. Because they don’t sit in your mouth like your natural teeth would, they can slip throughout the day causing regular daily activities to become challenging and causing embarrassment. Plus, dentures often require replacement and repair. So although dental implants have an initial cost that is higher, they don’t require a life of costly maintenance

7. Dental implants require little to no maintenance.

Because dental implants look and feels just like your natural teeth, caring for them is no different. You must brush and floss your teeth as your normal would. They can’t be removed, so you don’t need to soak them overtime or apply special adhesives as you would with dentures. Although you won’t ever have to worry about a root canal, but your dental implants can be affected by gum disease. Regular professional exams, scheduled with our dentists at 5th Avenue

Dental, is the best way to prevent the potential risks of gum disease and ensure that your implants last a lifetime.

8. Dental implants retain your natural smile and face shape.

A face that has missing teeth can easily appear sad or sunken. Dental implants allow you to retain your natural smile and face. It’s important to get in contact with our experts at 5th Avenue Dental before you consider other tooth replacement options and endure the unfavorable side effects of your appearance changing overtime.

9. Dental implants are much more predictable than other tooth restoration methods.

Dental implants have a proven track record of long-term, reliable, and successful outcomes. Because of this, dental implants are often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to replace and repair missing teeth, including removable appliances, bridgework, and endodontic therapy (retreatment of a failing root canal).

10. Dental implants let you enjoy life without worrying about missing teeth!

Our professionals at 5th Avenue Dental know what it’s like to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about your smile because of missing teeth. With professional dental implants, you don’t have to worry about missing out on life because your smile looks different, or other non-permanent tooth replacement solutions that could become loose or fall out. Dental implants let you have your smile back, in an all-natural permanent way. Want to learn more about the benefits of dental implants? Don’t hesitate call 5th Avenue Dental at 509-822-2884. Our experts will work with you to find a tooth replacement solution that works best with your lifestyle, so you (not your teeth) lead your life.