Top Dental Implant Benefits
Missing teeth strike at the very heart of your life’s best moments—eating, smiling, talking with the people you love—they all become challenges to endure instead of times to cherish. Dental implants are the only treatment available to restore your smile without posing the risk of additional tooth loss and jawbone atrophy. Apart from this benefit, more and more patients are choosing implants because of a range of advantages.
Dr. Craig Goldin at Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy, MI, provides patients a spa-like atmosphere and an expert staff to help you achieve your oral health goals. We perform both the placement and restoration of implants and can walk you through the top benefits of dental implants during a consultation.
Benefits of Dental Implants
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults lose an average of seven teeth by the time they are 64 years old. Here’s how dental implants can benefit your quality of life and keep you healthier longer.
- Prevent bone loss: Implants stimulate the body to send essential nutrients to the jaw, keeping it healthy and strong. This can also produce a more youthful appearance.
- Stop further tooth loss: Replacing lost teeth redistributes the workload of chewing, which can save additional teeth from failing. Plus, your jaw will continue to provide a strong foundation.
- Experience greater stability for dentures: Patients can chew, speak, and smile with total confidence after implants, just as they did with natural teeth.
Still not sure that dental implants are right for you? Read more about each of the benefits that can protect your oral health and give you the full smile you once had.
Premature Aging and Bone Loss
Missing teeth contribute to jawbone atrophy. The jawbone will begin to slowly deteriorate without tooth roots. The body knows teeth have been lost, so it redirects bone-strengthening minerals to other bones. As the jawbone shrinks, the distance between the ear and chin becomes shorter. A more aged appearance results. In contrast, implants ensure proper nutrition to the jawbone and provide structural support for the cheeks and lips.
Missing Teeth, Bite Alignment, and Jaw Health
Your teeth work together to chew food as the first step of digestion. When some are missing, remaining teeth must take on the additional work and oftentimes, one or more of the overworked teeth fail.
Believe it or not, teeth also shift throughout your life—that’s one reason dentists require orthodontic patients to wear retainers indefinitely. Spaces left by lost teeth invite tooth shifting, which can lead to a misaligned bite and TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder may increase tooth wear and breakage, damage which contributes to tooth failure.
Easy Care and Maintenance
Once they are in place, implants require very little maintenance aside from a normal dental care routine. You can delight in all the crunchy, sticky, or tough foods you once enjoyed. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, as well. The only real difference you may see is that your porcelain crown, bridge, or denture should be more resistant to staining than natural tooth enamel.
Book a Consultation with Dr. Goldin
Tooth loss can detract from your confidence, severely impact your oral health, and limit life’s truly enjoyable moments. You deserve to smile or enjoy a hearty meal without worrying about how your teeth might look or perform. Call Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, and nearby areas, at (248) 519-1919 or send us a message to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldin today.