Dental implants have become a popular choice for replacing missing teeth because they restore full oral function. But perhaps the most significant advantage is their ability to provide a long-lasting solution to tooth loss.
With proper care, dental implants
can last patients a lifetime – but what makes them different than other, popular restoration options?
Biocompatibility – Through a process called osseointegration, bone in your jaw naturally incorporates with the titanium root of the dental implant. With the post and the bone in your jaw fused, the implant has a base that acts like a natural tooth root. This sturdiness helps your implant withstand decades of typical oral function, like full biting and chewing.
Strong Anchors – Restorations like bridges and removable dentures rest on teeth and tissues or have to be held in place with adhesive. These unstable bases can cause prosthetics to damage your oral health. However, dental implants are held in place with a post and an abutment – so they’re not resting on existing teeth, or rubbing on gums. Their strength and independence give them a lasting power that other restorations cannot claim.
Durable and natural-looking ceramics –
In many cases, other restorations have to be replaced entirely because of wear and tear, or signs of aging. Ceramic-over-metal dental crowns and bridges start to show a black line around your gums after a time and need to be completely replaced in order to look more natural. However, the all-ceramic crowns
used on dental implants do not show their age in this way. And if your crown does happen to chip as the result of an accident, the crown is the only thing that needs restoring – not the whole post or abutment.
Dental implants integrate naturally with bone and do not interfere with surrounding teeth, making them an ideal choice for long-lasting dental restorations. If you have questions about how dental implants can help you, contact Sienna Smiles
for your consultation.