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Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a modern-day treatment for replacing missing teeth. It is a unique treatment that involves the use of small titanium posts to support replacement teeth. The posts are surgically placed into your jawbone.
Once implanted, your bone gradually fuses to the posts, integrating them into the jaw in a process known as osseointegration. Besides titanium, there are also other dental implant materials that produce the same result.
At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we can provide you with dental implants to meet several different tooth replacement needs. One of our services includes single tooth replacement.
Despite being a more invasive procedure, dental implants provide some pretty incredible benefits. If you are unsure whether you are a candidate for implants, it is best to conduct your own research and check your doctor as well.
Restoring Your Confident Smile
The dental restorations anchored on your dental implants are made from ceramic. Ceramic crowns can be made to look exactly like real teeth. The material can be stained and finished to perfectly match the color of your surrounding teeth, allowing them to blend in seamlessly.
Additionally, ceramic also reflects light similarly to natural tooth enamel. With completely natural-looking restorations, your smile is perfectly restored. This also helps to give you back your confidence.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Again
When you lose your teeth, biting and chewing becomes more difficult. You may find it hard, or even impossible, to enjoy many of your favorite foods. While dentures allow you to eat many of your favorite foods again, the teeth can become dislodged while you are eating, causing pain and embarrassment.
Implant restorations are secured into place on their posts. They will not move at all when you eat. Restoring your ability to chew properly also restores proper digestion, which helps to improve your nutrition.
Speak with Ease
Losing teeth affects how you speak. You may develop a lisp or other speech issues that make it difficult for others to understand you. With dental implants, your new teeth feel and function just like your natural teeth. Your speech is perfectly restored. You also do not have to worry about relearning how to speak with a new object in your mouth.
Despite many improvements made on traditional dentures, one of the biggest complaints remains that they are uncomfortable. Dentures sit directly on your gums, relying on the soft tissue for support. Excessive pressure can cause discomfort. Moreover, if your dentures are loose, they can rub your gums and cause painful sores.
With dental implants, your restorations are supported by the implant posts. There is no pressure on your gums. Moreover, because they are secured in place, they will not rub your gums.
Maintaining the Integrity of Your Jawbone
Traditional tooth replacements replace many of the essential functions of your teeth, but they cannot stop the bone loss that follows tooth loss. Because of this, your jawbone continues to lose mass over time, weakening and changing shape.
As your jaw changes shape, traditional restorations will no longer fit properly. To maintain comfort and proper functioning, bridges and dentures need to be periodically replaced.
Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone and integrate into the bone. They essentially become replacement roots. As you chew, the posts stimulate your jaw just like your natural teeth. This helps to stop and prevent bone loss in your jaw, helping to maintain the health and integrity of your jaw.
Whether you have lost one tooth or many, dental implants can provide you with an incredible restoration of your smile, your oral health, and your quality of life. Call Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 437-4432 today to schedule your consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you.