Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are one of the most popular choices when it comes to replacing missing teeth. There are many reasons they are the chosen option for tooth restoration. At Atlantic Dentistry we are happy to provide dental implants to our patients for ample reasons.
Dental Implants Are Permanent
Dentures rely on your gums for support, and they can slip out of place. This is a common issue for dentures placed in the bottom jaw. Not only is this irritating, but it can also be embarrassing and lead to painful sores. This can lead to an increase in the likelihood of your dentures feeling uncomfortable, slipping out of place, and causing denture sores. To avoid this, denture wearers need to replace their dentures periodically, approximately every seven years.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are permanently affixed into your jawbone. They do not slip, slide, or need to be replaced. In fact, dental implants can last up to 25 years! Dental implants also have up to a 98% success rate!
Dental Implants Protect Your Jawbone
A healthy jaw and gums are essential to your oral health, and they help to make sure that your natural teeth perform all of their vital tasks. Some everyday and important tasks are biting, chewing, and ensuring that you have a great, confident smile. So, when you undergo tooth loss, there are a lot of aftereffects. One of the effects that are overlooked is the loss of the physical stimulus in your jawbone. Due to the absence of stimulation, your body is unable to send important nutrients that are needed for the jaw to stay strong and healthy. Moreover, chronic diseases can also lead to jawbone and gum resorption. When you have dental implants, your jawbone stays continually stimulated, and thus, strong and healthy.
Dental Implants Are Easy to Clean
Unlike dentures, which require a significant amount of extra work every night, to be removed and cleaned, dental implants do not require any special care or cleaners. With dental implants, you will simply brush and floss your teeth as you would your natural teeth. There are no special routines to be followed or any special products that need to be purchased. It is important that you come in for regular dental cleanings and exams as well.
Tooth Extractions May Not Be Necessary
If you have experienced significant or widespread tooth loss, and are opting for full or partial dentures, this will require that all of your natural teeth are removed. Teeth that are cracked or that break off often need to be removed and replaced by an implant or denture.
With dental implants, however, you may or may not need tooth extractions. If the existing teeth you have in your mouth are healthy, there is no need to remove those. Dental implants can be placed for only the number of missing teeth that you have.
If you are interested in reaping the many benefits of dental implants, Atlantic Dentistry would be happy to help you get started on your tooth replacement journey. Give us a call at (904) 644-3020 to schedule a consultation today.