The 4 Benefits of Dental Implants

The 4 Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a replacement option for missing or damaged teeth. They are currently the highest quality dental prosthetics available in dentistry due to their many benefits. 

If you need to replace any of your teeth, from one to all of them, dental implants may be the right option for you. Consider the top 4 benefits of dental implants to help you make a fully informed decision. 

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. It is shaped like a screw and surgically placed in the jaw where it fuses with the bone to form a solid bond. A single dental implant can provide support for a crown to replace one tooth. Multiple dental implants can provide support for a bridge or dentures.  

Benefits of Dental Implants 

The main benefits of dental implants can be narrowed down to these 4: 

1.Natural Function. 

Dental implants replace the natural root of a tooth so completely and so closely to the real thing that you will hardly know the difference. You can chew effectively with a dental implant, eating the foods you love without worrying about your prosthetic. Implant supported dentures stay securely in place when you eat and when you speak, eliminating fear of embarrassment. 

2.Natural Appearance. 

Dental implants offer a natural appearance. They are anchored in the jaw the same way that your natural teeth are, making them easily blend in with the rest of your teeth. You can smile with confidence, knowing that you look like the best version of yourself with teeth that look as healthy as they feel. 

3.Prevention of Bone Loss. 

When a tooth is missing or extracted, the bone that supported that tooth will begin to weaken and over time it will dissolve away. This can lead to loss of facial structure and premature aging. However, dental implants preserve the bone density and structure of your jaw by fusing with the bone, keeping it strong and healthy. 

4.Last a Lifetime. 

Once a dental implant has successfully fused with the bone in your jaw, the bond can last a lifetime. Dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is resistant to corrosion and won’t react negatively with bodily tissues and fluids. This allows it to stay firmly in place for 30 years or more. 

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants? 

If you have one or more missing teeth that you would like to have replaced, then you are a candidate for dental implants. An ideal candidate will have teeth that have not been missing for long so that the bone structure of your jaw is still solid and ready to support an implant. However, even if you have suffered some bone loss due to missing teeth, bone grafting can replace and regenerate lost bone tissue to make dental implants possible for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants? 

Dental implants can replace anywhere from one to all of the teeth in your mouth. Due to the cost of individual implants, the best way to replace multiple or all of the teeth is with implant supported bridges and dentures. 

How long does it take to get dental implants? 

Dental implants are typically placed in a few separate appointments. The entire process could take anywhere from a few months to a year, depending on the situation. But your natural looking and functioning smile lasts a lifetime. 

Why You Should Get Dental Implants from a Periodontist

A periodontist is a dental specialist with expertise in the support structures for teeth. When it comes to getting dental implants surgically placed in your jaw, a periodontist is the right specialist for the job. The doctors at Hudson Valley Periodontics & Implantology have extensive knowledge and experience with the placement of dental implants, increasing the chances of success. 

To learn more, call 845-623-6666 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.