The Longer-Term Benefits of Dental Implants

As one of the most popular ways for rebuilding smiles that have lost teeth, dental implants come with myriad benefits such as immediately improved comfort and stability for your replacement teeth. Made from biocompatible titanium and placed strategically within your jawbone, implants are designed to replace the roots of your lost teeth. As such, they help reestablish several vital functions of your teeth that have resounding benefits for your long-term oral health, as well.

No slipping dentures or dental bridges

Even the most advanced dentures and dental bridges can gradually lose their grip, becoming loose and shifting uncomfortably along your dental ridge. This is in part due to wear on the prosthesis and the fact that adhesives, clasps, and abutment teeth may fail over time. With implants, your prosthesis is anchored securely using lifelike implants that your jaw heals around, ensuring that your new teeth will never slip or move.

Lower risks of further tooth loss

Besides routine wear and tear, the main reason why bridges and dentures shift is because your jawbone gradually shrinks and loses strength after you’ve lost teeth roots. As it changes shape, your dental prosthesis no longer fits optimally. However, when implant posts are inserted, your jawbone can once again receive its full supply of nutrients thanks to the rejuvenated stimulation. This also helps you prevent increased risks of tooth loss due to jawbone degradation.

Improved facial appearance over time

Along with more functional replacement teeth and a stronger jawbone comes the improved long-term appearance of your face. Due to jawbone erosion, many patients can experience facial collapse, a condition that involves the sunken appearance of cheekbones and other facial structures. With implants, you can restore the stimulation of your lost roots, preserve your jawbone’s integrity, and prevent potential embarrassment from facial collapse.

Learn More About the Lifetime Benefits of Dental Implants

In addition to their immediate benefits of improved comfort and stability, dental implants also offer the advantages of better long-term oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.