The Benefits of Dental Implants for Oral Health and Function

Posted by Bipinjit Kaur on Jun 9 2023, 06:31 AM

The Benefits of Dental Implants for Oral Health and Function

At Arch Dental, dental implants are tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support artificial teeth. They provide a stable foundation for dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, and offer a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants closely mimic the look and function of natural teeth, providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement option. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that can occur with missing teeth. This helps maintain the facial structure and prevents the sunken appearance resulting from bone deterioration.

The Procedure for Dental Implants

The implant placement is typically performed in multiple stages. Under local anesthesia, the dental implant fixture is surgically placed into the jawbone. The gum tissue is then sutured over the implant, allowing it to heal and integrate with the surrounding bone tissue in an osseointegration process. This healing process can take several months. Once osseointegration has occurred, a second minor surgery may be required to expose the implant and attach an abutment. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant and the artificial tooth. After the gums have healed around the abutment, the dental restoration (such as a crown, bridge, or denture) is custom-made to match your natural teeth. It is then attached to the abutment, providing a functional and aesthetic replacement for the missing tooth or teeth.

How Effective Are Dental Implants?

Implants have high Durability and efficacy, especially when compared to other forms of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures. Many dentists consider them the standard of care for missing teeth because they preserve the jawbone's health and facial structure.

Dental implants replace both the tooth root and the visible portion of the tooth. This is what makes them so durable. The implant acts like the tooth's root, providing strength and support where there used to be none. This strength preserves the bone and prevents it from thinning out over time. This helps to keep the jaw looking full and youthful.

In addition to being solid and durable, the implants look and feel like natural teeth. They’re color-matched to the surrounding teeth, so they blend right in. People won’t be able to tell which teeth are real or replacements. The only signs that someone even has implants will be the small metal posts or abutments that protrude from the gum line. These won’t stand out in any way. And if a person feels noticeable enough, they can easily be covered up by dental crowns. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit right over the gums to hide the metal posts completely.

Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, making them a durable and reliable tooth replacement option. Visit Arch Dental at 1920 West Grant Line Road, Tracy, CA 95376, or call (209) 820-0789 to learn more about the benefits of dental implants.

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