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The Benefits of Dental Implants

January 15, 2023 8:00 am

Aside from young children hoping to get a present from the tooth fairy, no one hopes to lose a tooth! But the good news is that if you’re an adult and happen to lose a permanent tooth, dental implants offer a reliable way back to a beautiful, full smile. Implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Over several months, they fuse to the bone through a process called osseointegration. Then they can be topped with a dental crown, bridge, or dentures.

While traditional dental bridges and dentures are options too, there are many reasons why you may prefer to go with a dental implant instead. Here are some of the main benefits of dental implants:

  1. Built to Last
  2. While its accompanying restoration may need to be replaced in 10-30 years, dental implants can last a lifetime. The integrity of your implant and restoration will depend on an array of things like your oral hygiene, diet, and if you smoke.

  3. Bone Health Support
  4. Losing a tooth can cause bone loss because the root is no longer there to stimulate the jawbone. Jawbone deterioration can result in shifting teeth and make your face look sunken. An implant, however, allows for important bone stimulation since it’s placed directly into the jaw. This will help preserve your facial aesthetics and oral health.

  5. Secure Placement
  6. Compared to traditional dental bridges or dentures, dental implants are better at mimicking the structure and feel of a natural tooth. They are easy to clean and feel completely normal when you’re chewing since they are securely attached to the jaw.

At Alma Dental Care, we offer a variety of restorative dental services, including dental implant restorations for implants that need some tender loving care. Our team is happy to answer any questions that you have about our services or our payment options. Please contact us today so we can go over all of your options.

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