Benefits of Dental Implants
Losing teeth is a serious issue that affects your whole life. There are many reasons for tooth loss, including gum disease. When you suffer tooth loss, it is essential that you have your missing teeth replaced right away. At Karl Zeren DDS, we can replace your missing teeth with dental implants. This incredible treatment is more involved than traditional treatments, requiring surgery to place titanium posts into your jawbone. While more involved, the benefits are nothing short of amazing.
Meeting Many Needs
Implants are incredibly versatile. No matter if you have lost just one tooth, you have lost several, or you have lost an entire arch of teeth, there is a dental implant solution to meet your needs. Even if your bone is too weak initially to support the posts, there are still ways to make implants possible. This may involve a bone graft to restore missing bone mass. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, you may be able to avoid a bone graft with an alternative implant solution that allows us to take advantage of your existing bone mass to maximize contact between the posts and your existing bone.
Restoring Natural Functions to Your Mouth
As you heal from surgery, your bone fuses to the posts, stabilizing them within your jaw. They become strong roots that hold your replacement teeth securely in place. Your replacement teeth are typically secured using small screws. They will not slip out of place or fall out of your mouth. You can eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about your teeth coming loose.
In addition to improving your abilities to bite and chew, implants also completely restore your speech. You do not have to adjust to a new object in your mouth. Implants feel exactly like your real teeth. Your speech is perfectly restored. Moreover, because they will not slip out of place, you avoid potentially embarrassing situations as you talk.
An Improved Smile and Greater Confidence
While dentures have come a long way regarding appearance, dental implants look exactly like your real teeth. The teeth are made from ceramic. This material not only matches the color of your natural teeth, but it also reflects light just like your natural tooth enamel. You also do not have an acrylic base. The teeth are secured into place on the titanium posts. Your gums form around the ceramic crowns just like they sit around your natural teeth. These features provide you with a perfectly natural smile, which can help to significantly boost your confidence.
Care for Your Implants Just Like Your Real Teeth
Dentures require a significant amount of care every day. They need to be taken out to be thoroughly cleaned. Then you need to clean your mouth properly. These steps are essential for preventing decay in your natural teeth, gum disease, and other issues. Dental implants, on the other hand, can be brushed and flossed exactly like your real teeth. These habits, in addition to regular dental visits, are essential for maintaining your oral health.
Protecting the Health of Your Jawbone
The implants placed in your jawbone do more than just provide support for your new teeth. They also function to restore stimulation to your jawbone. This stimulation triggers your body to send essential nutrients to the bone and surrounding areas. As a result, bone loss in your jaw is stopped, and new bone loss is prevented. Your jawbone remains strong and healthy.
Implants may require a more complex and involved procedure for placement, but it also offers many significant benefits not offered by traditional treatments. For more information about dental implants, and to schedule your consultation, call Karl Zeren DDS today at (410) 316-6141.