Dental implants are becoming increasingly more popular as the most lifelike tooth replacement option. Yet, many patients still rely on traditional prostheses to restore their smiles after losing one or more teeth, and therefore, have yet to enjoy the benefits that dental implants have to offer. For instance, the small, root-like posts help keep your jawbone strong and healthy by reestablishing a healthy flow of nutrients. For patients who have worn a conventional bridge or denture for years already, upgrading their replacement teeth with dental implants offers several immediate benefits, as well.
Improved Confidence in Your Smile
Despite the fact that conventional bridges and dentures are designed to fit your dental ridge precisely, they can gradually lose their initial firm grip. When they do, you may notice them move slightly when you smile and speak, which can reduce your overall confidence in your smile’s appearance. With dental implants, your bridge or denture will be anchored steadily in place, allowing you to smile with more confidence.
More Comfortable Biting and Chewing
A steadier dental prosthesis means you can also bite and chew your food more comfortably, without your bridge or denture shifting uncomfortably under the weight of your bite. Many patients have to adjust their diets due to an inability to eat their favorite foods, but with dental implants, your replacement teeth will perform just as effectively as your healthy, natural teeth.
Easier Dental Hygiene
Dental implant-supported restorations are fixed prostheses, meaning once your dentist affixes your prosthesis to the implant posts, it will remain permanently in place. This makes caring for your teeth and oral health significantly easier, which further improves your long-term oral health, as well.
Find Out if You Can Benefit from Dental Implants
With one or more dental implants, you’ll experience several immediate benefits in addition to the long-term advantages to your oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building in Tucson, AZ, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.