Benefits of Dental Implants
Replacing missing teeth is crucial for restoring the functions of your mouth, your smile, and your quality of life. Today, there are multiple options available to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are the latest treatment, providing you with a unique alternative to bridges and dentures. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into your jawbone, to provide support for your dental restorations. At Dental Arts of Frederick, we provide dental implants to meet a variety of different needs. The treatment is more involved than traditional treatments, but it provides several significant benefits.
Meeting a Variety of Needs
Dental implants are an incredibly versatile treatment for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch. During your initial consultation, we can determine the number of implant posts you need to support your new teeth and their optimal placement. We also provide ways for patients who lack sufficient bone mass to receive dental implants. This may involve an additional surgical procedure called bone grafting. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, you may be able to receive a type of full arch replacement without a bone graft.
Eat Your Favorite Foods
When you suffer tooth loss, it becomes difficult to bite and chew, which affects your ability to eat many of your favorite foods. This also impacts your digestion, which can then affect your overall nutrition. With dental implants you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods again. The posts help to hold your teeth securely in place, preventing them from slipping out of place or falling out completely. This also helps to improve your digestion and nutrition.
Your Speech is Restored
Your teeth play an important role in speech. Tooth loss can cause a lisp or other speech difficulties that can affect your communication. Dental implants help to perfectly restore your speech after tooth loss. They feel and function just like your real teeth, and you do not need to worry about adjusting to a new object in your mouth.
One of the most obvious effects of tooth loss is the impact that it has on your smile. When your smile is affected by missing teeth, your confidence plummets. You may find that you are trying to hide your smile from everyone around you. Dental implants look exactly like your real teeth. The crowns that replace the visible sections of your missing teeth are made from ceramic. We can stain the crowns so that they match the exact color of your real teeth. The material also reflects light just like your natural tooth enamel. No one will be able to tell the difference between your restorations and your real teeth.
Preserving the Strength of Your Jaw
While traditional treatments for tooth loss replace many of the functions of your missing teeth, they cannot stop the bone loss in your jaw that occurs after tooth loss.
For this reason, traditional restorations need to be periodically replaced every few years. With dental implants, the posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone imitate the functions of your natural tooth roots. They help to restore the stimulation to your jawbone, which then helps to stop and prevent bone loss in your jaw. Your jaw remains strong and stable.
While more involved, the benefits that dental implants offer is nothing short of incredible. For more information on dental implants and to find out if this treatment is right for you, call Dental Arts of Frederick at 301-732-7277 today.