Like most aspects of your dental health, there are several things connected to tooth loss that aren’t immediately obvious. As a result, there is much more to consider when replacing your lost teeth than just what you can see. That’s what makes dental implants the preferable option in most cases – they’re the only way to address all of those considerations while rebuilding your smile with highly lifelike results. Today, we examine a few of the things dental implants improve that other prostheses can’t, and why you should consider making them your first choice if you need to replace one or more teeth.
Immediate and long-term confidence
Any high-quality dental prosthesis can restore your immediate confidence by replacing the visible parts of your lost teeth. However, over time, that confidence can wain as your prosthesis begins to lose its grip and no longer fit your smile properly. With dental implants, your crown, bridge, or denture will retain its comfortable, lifelike fit for as long as you wear it, helping you maintain that confidence for life.
Preventive dental care
Dental implants, which are biocompatible root-like posts, support your dental prosthesis without the need for additional constructs like clasps or abutment teeth. Therefore, there is no extra apparatus to work around when brushing and flossing your teeth, which improves your chances of removing all harmful bacteria and preventing issues such as cavities and gum disease.
Your facial structures
Besides supporting your teeth, roots also support your jawbone by facilitating a healthy flow of nutrients every time you bite and chew. Traditional bridges and dentures can’t restore this stimulation, and over time, you can experience jawbone degradation and facial collapse even after replacing your lost teeth. As a result of reestablishing this stimulation, dental implants help improve your facial appearance by preventing these consequences.
Improve Your Smile with One or More Implants
With the unique benefit of replacing lost teeth roots, dental implants can improve several aspects of your oral health in addition to restoring your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania by calling her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.