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5 Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Tooth Replacements

July 28, 2017

Older man with attractive smile thanks to dental implantsDental implants are fast becoming the gold standard in tooth replacement. With a 95 to 98% success rate, decades of effective use, and natural feel and function, it’s no wonder that more dentists are recommending this one of a kind solution. Innovations in dental implant materials and methods have also made it possible for more patients than ever before to be considered successful candidates for dental implant tooth replacement. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full row of teeth, contact DeJong and Plaisance Family Dentistry to schedule your dental implant consultation. We’ll assess your smile, review your treatment options, and partner with you to select the ideal tooth replacement solutions for your unique, beautiful smile.

1 – Stability

The best made traditional dentures only restore about 20 to 30% of chewing function. While this is better than remaining completely toothless, these prosthetics do not actually make it possible for people to eat the varied diets they’re likely accustomed to. Dental implant supported dentures restore 70% or more natural chewing function.

2 – Natural Look & Feel

Possibly the most important benefit for patients is that implant supported replacement teeth look and feel just like the tooth they lost. From the roots up, you’ll experience a completely natural restoration that will put a confident smile on your face.

3 – Longevity

Bridges, dentures, and other tooth replacement prosthetics need to be regularly repaired, refitted, and replaced every few years. Dental implant-retained restorations can last for decades with proper care in our office and at home. Many patients are able to maintain their implant supported tooth replacement prosthetic for their entire lifetime!

4 – Improved Oral Health

Traditional tooth replacement options have one thing in common. They only replace the visible portions of teeth. While this renews the function and appearance of the smile, it does neglect the supportive structures of teeth. Without the stimulation of the tooth roots, gum tissue volume and jawbone density diminishes over time. This leads to numerous oral health concerns including:

  • Shifting teeth
  • Additional tooth loss is possible in severe cases where the diminished support structures affect remaining teeth
  • Changing facial shape, sagging, or caved in areas around the mouth

5 – Versatility

Whether you’re missing a single tooth, two teeth in a row, numerous teeth, or a full arch of teeth, dental implant supported tooth replacement may be your ideal restoration option. Highly versatile, we can design an implant-supported tooth replacement plan to meet any need.

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