Written by: on October 31, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

dental implant and crownDental implants are a revolutionary idea in the world of replacement teeth, and have been for several decades. However, unless you’ve already lost teeth and are searching for a replacement, you might not know much about dental implants, much less their important role in modern smile restoration. If you need to replace a tooth, or fail to prevent tooth loss in the future, then it’s important that you know how dental implants could be the best solution, in more ways than one.

Using Your Replacement Teeth

As you bite, chew, and speak with a traditional dental bridge or denture, the only thing stopping it from moving around is the support of neighboring teeth, hidden clasps, or a layer of adhesive. Eventually, this support can wear down, your replacement teeth can grow loose and ill-fitting, and you’ll need an adjustment or replacement at your dentist’s office. Dental implants, on the other hand, support your replacement teeth through a series of root-like posts that are inserted into the jawbone, mimicking your teeth’s roots for the most lifelike support.

The Longevity of Your Replacement Teeth

Did you know that after losing teeth, your jawbone begins to slowly lose mass due to the loss of the teeth roots and the stimulation they provided? As a result, your custom-designed dental prosthesis won’t fit as well after a while. Their unique nature allows dental implants to fight jawbone deterioration by replacing the stimulation your teeth roots are meant to provide.

Your Oral Health in General

When a dental bridge or denture is placed on top of your gums, the space between the restoration and your gum tissues can be susceptible to bacteria accumulation. This can increase your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and halitosis, among many other things. Since dental implant restorations are designed to mimic natural teeth with their roots, cleaning and maintaining them is also typically easier and more successful.

ABOUT YOUR FARMINGTON HILLS IMPLANT DENTIST:

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

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Catogories: Dental Implants, Restorative Dentistry

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