What benefits do dental implants provide?
While dental implants have been around for many years, the quality and technology used to make them has dramatically increased their success rate and decreased their relative cost, making them more accessible for the average person. New training and techniques for implant placement also contribute to their success rate.
Over the years, we have learned that in addition to being convenient and reliable, dental implants provide some important benefits for the health of our patients.
To understand the benefits, it is necessary to know how dental implants work. When an implant root is surgically implanted in your jawbone, your bone will begin to grow around the biocompatible metal of the implant “root.” Eventually, your bone and your implant root will integrate and become very stable.
When you experience tooth loss, one of the greatest risks to your health is bone loss. Because your tooth is missing, your bone may begin to reabsorb and cause stability issues with your surrounding teeth. An implant roots into your jawbone and helps to reduce bone loss. This means your other teeth are no longer at risk.
So, not only do implants look like your natural teeth, but they also mimic your teeth by providing stability. When you consider those factors, dental implants are clearly an excellent investment in your healthy dental future.