Here at Bell Dental, we've helped countless patients in and around Sweeny improve their dental health as well as the aesthetic of their smiles. When a patient is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, one treatment option that is particularly effective is the use of dental implants, which help support restoration that replace missing teeth.
Let's take this opportunity to consider the ways that dental implants can benefit you.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone and gum tissue. With dental implants in place, they are able to support a dental crown, a dental bridge, a partial denture, or a full denture.
Appliances and restorations supported by dental implants offer a number of advantages over removable appliances. Let's go through these benefits one by one.
Dental Implants Offer Excellent Stability
Dental implants offer far sturdier support of a bridge or denture than even the strongest dental adhesives. Thanks to dental implants, a person can bit, chew, speak, and smile without any worry of the appliance falling out or coming loose.
Since there are no denture creams involved, patients typically have a greater sense of comfort and normalcy with their implant-supported restoration. There are few restrictions on diet or any problem foods that might knock the implant-supported appliance loose, which means that you can eat your favorite foods again without any worries.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss and Gum Recession
In addition to offering greater stability than traditional bridges and dentures that are removable, dental implants help prevent issues with bone loss and gum recession. When a person is missing a tooth or many teeth, the lack of root structure in the tooth gap can result in bone loss or gum recession. This can lead to misalignment of teeth adjacent to the gap as well.
Dental implants create a root structure for the bone and gum tissue to support. That means any problems with bone loss and gum recession are avoided.
Dental Implants Are Good for Single Tooth Replacement
When you're missing just one tooth, a dental implant is a great option to consider. A single dental implant can be placed in order to support a dental crown. The crown will sit perfectly inside of the tooth gap. Bone loss and gum recession is prevented, the smile looks pristine, and patients can go back to their normal routine.
Dental Implants Are Excellent for Major Tooth Loss
When you're missing many or most of your teeth, there can be significant issues with overall dental health and wellness. Dental implants are a great option for supporting an appliance in these cases. Multiple dental implants can be spaced along the dental arch and used to support an appliance of some kind.
Financing Plans Can Help Put Dental Implants Within Reach
While implant dentistry can be expensive, there are financing plans and treatment options to consider that can help make the cost of getting dental implants within reach. These financing plans operate like a credit card, and they can help you budget accordingly with regard to your dental care needs.
Find Out If Implant Dentistry Is Right for You
To learn more about dental implants and whether or not they are right for you, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team at Bell Dental looks forward to your visit and helping you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.