We love to see our patients rave about how much they love their smiles, thanks to dental implants. However, we also want to share these advantages with you too! Dental implants are quickly becoming the affordable, go-to method for tooth replacement, and we don’t want you to miss out on all the perks. If you’re interested in the benefits of dental implants, read along for more information about what makes these artificial teeth stand out from the crowd.
When patients are looking for a tooth replacement solution, they’re determined to find something that not only feels comfortable, but looks as natural as possible as well. Dental implants are individual teeth that don’t need to be clipped to neighboring teeth for support. They function as real teeth and are capped with a hand-crafted crown.
While teeth are one of hardest substances in our bodies, a dental implant is constructed from titanium, a durable, biocompatible material. The titanium root combined with the crown placed on top ensures that the dental implant is strong against your natural bite pressure. In fact, your dental implant can easily help chew through tough meats and crunchy foods, a trait that not all dentures share.
Dentures and dental bridges are commonplace treatments, and, while they cover the gap in your smile, they do little to repair the jawbone damage underneath. Dental implants are the opposite story: they not only fill the gap in your smile, but also embed into the jawbone and trigger osseointegration. This fusion strengthens the jawbone around the implant, accepting it like a natural tooth. Removable dentures and bridges don’t have this ability at all!
Because dental implants are permanently placed, and undergo osseointegration, these traits contribute to the lifespan of the implants. Dentures and bridges often go through wear-and-tear over time, but this is not the same experience with dental implants. Your implants have the potential to last for a lifetime, so long as proper care and maintenance are performed.
Have you ever chipped a crown or lost a filling? Have your dentures become ill-fitting over time? Due to the material and placement of these dental devices, they are not guaranteed to last a lifetime. However, because dental implants are permanently placed and stable, they have a higher chance of lasting you a lifetime.
These are far from the only benefits that a person can experience with dental implants from Dr. Taler. Contact us today at (317) 849-1223 to consult with Dr. David Taler, and learn more about your candidacy for this unique treatment.