The Benefits of Dental Implants
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have options. At Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, we offer dental implants as a solution for missing teeth. Dental implants involve the use of small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone. The posts are there to provide support for your replacement teeth. Your bone fuses to the posts as you heal in a process called osseointegration. This process integrates the posts into your jaw, enabling them to hold your new teeth securely in place. The process may be more involved, but the benefits of dental implants are nothing short of incredible.
A Perfectly Natural Smile
Dental implants help to provide you with a gorgeous, perfectly natural smile. Your replacement teeth are made from ceramic. This material can be made to match the exact color of your real teeth. Additionally, it reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. Moreover, your gums sit around the crowns just like they sit around your real teeth. There is no telling the difference between real teeth and the replacement ones.
Losing teeth makes basic functions like eating and speaking much more challenging. Not only do dental implants look just like your real teeth, but they also function just like them, too. Your replacement teeth are held securely in place on the posts. You can enjoy all of your favorite foods again without worrying about your teeth slipping out of place or falling out. They also perfectly restore your speech. Your replacement teeth feel just like your natural ones. Because of this, you do not need to worry about trying to relearn how to speak with a new object in your mouth.
Traditional restorations rely on your adjacent teeth or your gum tissue for support. Because of this, they can cause discomfort. Dentures, both partial and full, can put pressure on your gums, causing discomfort.
Additionally, they can rub your gum tissue, leading to painful sores. Dental implants, on the other hand, rely on the implant posts for support. The posts are supported by your jawbone, much like your natural teeth. Because of this, they are much more comfortable than traditional solutions.
Care is Simple
Dentures can be tedious when it comes to caring for them. Every time you need to clean them, they need to be taken out. It would help if you used a special denture cleaner to do this. You cannot use regular toothpaste. After cleaning them for the evening, they need to be left out to soak while you sleep. With dental implants, care is simple. You can brush and floss your implants exactly like your real teeth. This care is important, even if all of your teeth have been replaced. You should brush at least twice a day, floss daily and have your mouth professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year.
Implants Preserve Your Jawbone
Even though traditional tooth replacement options replace many of the functions of your missing teeth, they cannot stop bone loss in your jaw. Instead, the bone continues to weaken and change shape. Eventually, the restoration will need to be replaced to accommodate changes in your jawbone. Dental implants are the only solution that can put a stop to, and prevent, bone loss in the jaw. This is because the implant posts mimic the functions of your natural tooth roots. Every time you chew, the posts stimulate your jawbone, just like your real teeth. With stimulation restored, your body begins to send essential nutrients again. These nutrients help to keep the bone strong and healthy.
The process might be more involved in dental implants, but the benefits are amazing. If you have suffered tooth loss and are interested in dental implants, contact Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery at (208) 994-6227 today.