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Benefits of Dental Implants
Speaking and eating can become a little difficult when we lose some of our natural teeth, so replacing them is always the optimal idea. Restorative options such as dental bridges and dentures have their advantages, but they still fall shy of dental implants. Dental implants restore your smile, while bringing more benefits to your oral and general health. If you are still undecided about dental implants, our professionals at Medhat Dental Excellence have provided these benefits that dental implants offer to our patients.
Natural And Aesthetic Result
Dental implants are designed to look like a complete tooth. With a tooth root-like post placed in the jawbone, it is securely held in place as it holds an artificial crown. Once a dental implant is placed, you may not be able to tell the difference between your natural tooth and the dental implant tooth. They subtly blend into the teeth set, increasing and bolstering the confidence of your smile. The natural feel ensures that you can eat, chew, and talk without any worries about your implant coming undone.
Improved Oral And Bone Health
Dental implants play an important role in keeping your jawbone healthy. Unlike other restorative options, dental implants are the only prosthetics that ensure your jawbone retains its density and health. Since it is designed as a complete tooth, the implant root transfers the stimulation that the jawbone requires to retain its vigor. The healthy jawbone also means that the surrounding facial muscles stay in place.
Natural Teeth Are Not Affected
Unlike dentures, dental implants do not require that you remove your healthy teeth. Unless the tooth is damaged and requires an extraction, an implant does not affect surrounding teeth. Also, dental implants do not require the reshaping of your healthy teeth like dental bridges or partial dentures. Dental implants are single tooth replacements, and do not need any alteration of surrounding healthy and natural teeth.
Reduced Oral Health Issues
Using dental implants to replace failing teeth is a smart option. This way, you ensure a healthier dentition, while cutting down the risks of infections and gum disease. Natural teeth that are failing may harbor bacteria and raise health issues.
Dental implants are a good investment as they can last a lifetime. While they often require a little extra care, keeping up good oral hygiene and periodic dental checks is usually sufficient to keep your dental implants healthy. Also, dental implants do not suffer cavities, so you can rest assured that the crowns will last much longer than dentures will.
Since dental implants are a whole tooth replacement, they offer more versatility when compared with other prosthetics. They can be used to replace any number of teeth, from one to all of the teeth in your mouth. The implant posts also serve as base for other forms of restorations such as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept or partial dentures.
Dental implants are comfortable, allowing you to eat your favorite meals without limits and speak without any impediments. If you have lost one tooth or more, speak to us at Medhat Dental Excellence today, by calling (773) 774-4611 to learn if you are a candidate for dental implants.