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4 Major Benefits of Implant Dentistry

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Did you know that dental implants are a staple when it compared to alternative options to repairing cracked, chipped, or missing teeth? To help you understand why they are so popular, here are four major benefits of implant dentistry.

1. They Look And Feel Like Your Normal Teeth

Dental implants will restore your smile to the extent that each implant will look and feel just like your normal teeth. Functionally, implants behave like normal teeth as well. They are both formidable and stable, especially when considering alternative procedures that can lead to additional problems like dissatisfaction with your smile, difficulty eating, trouble speaking, and even eventual bone degeneration. These factors make implants a viable solution for tooth restoration.

2. Implants Protect Your Bone

If you have recently lost a tooth and plan on leaving that empty space there for a while, please reconsider. Empty spaces in the mouth often lead to more severe health problems, such as deterioration in the jawbone. Fortunately, dental implants simulate natural bone and consequently prevent additional bone loss and deterioration. Even more, dental implants can actually stimulate bone growth! They are the only restorative dental procedure with this kind of benefit.

3. Eat What You Like, Like What You Eat

Dental implants will allow you to eat the foods you like without negative repercussions. Unlike dentures, dental implants preserve your natural bite, enabling you to eat essentially whatever you want without harming your gums or mouth in any way. However, it is important to note that you should steer clear of biting down on foods that are exceptionally hard, and do avoid chewing your fingernails and biting surfaces that your teeth should not otherwise touch, as this could lead to a chip or crack in one of your implants.

4. Dental Implants Offer Protection For Your Other Teeth

Whereas something like a bridge or a crown requires filing teeth down to mere nubs in order to perform the procedure, dental implants go directly into the jawbone, right into the place of the missing tooth. This means that the surrounding teeth will be left intact, as there is no sense in removing or grinding down healthy teeth. Additionally, dental implants will stop the adjacent healthy teeth from moving around and causing more serious problems.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the specifics of dental implants, do not hesitate to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible!

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