Dental Implants can help patients get back to eating the foods they love. Tooth loss is one of the most serious oral health problems. The teeth play many important roles. They uphold and support adjacent teeth, they provide structure to the mouth and face, and they allow us to break down food so we can eat comfortably.
Dental implants replace missing teeth with strong and durable restorations that are the closest replica to the natural teeth. Dental implants attach to the jawbone and act as tooth roots. Among the many benefits of dental implants, improved ability to eat is one enjoyed. Dr. Whitney does dental implant treatment for patients so they can once again enjoy the foods they love.
Below you will find information on the four different ways dental implants can help you get your life back.
Reason #1: Dental implants can restore almost 100 percent of your natural chewing power.
If you are looking for a solution that will help you get back the functionality you lost, consider dental implants. Implants can restore almost all of your natural chewing ability and can help you eat the foods you love once more.
If you’re ready to have a steak again, or enjoy a crisp, juicy apple — dental implants are for you. Removable dentures just don’t have the chewing power that implants can give you, and you certainly can’t eat these things without teeth!
Reason #2: Dental implants are custom-designed to appear as lifelike as possible.
At Sand Springs Family Dentistry, we custom-create all of our crowns and dentures to look as natural as possible in your mouth. We work with you to find the right size, shape, and color for your replacement teeth so that they don’t stick out as fake or unnatural.
Single tooth implants will blend right in with your natural smile while full-arch or full-mouth arrangements will appear just as if they had always been there. We want to make sure you FEEL great about your smile, in addition to knowing that it works well.
Reason #3: Dental implants are a permanent part of your life and will last for many years.
Because dental implants are placed directly into your gum and allowed to fuse with your jawbone, they are a permanent, long-lasting part of your life. This means that the procedure should not be undertaken lightly.
However, it also means that, if you do undergo dental implant placement, you will have a reliable tooth replacement option for (most likely) the rest of your life. Our team can help you maintain your implants so that you can get as many years out of them as possible.
Reason #4: Dental implants will help you maintain good oral health.
Did you know that dental implants will improve your oral health in addition to your functionality and appearance? They do this in two ways: by maintaining jawbone structure and by allowing for effective hygiene. Dental implants, unlike removable dentures and fixed bridges, are attached to your jawbone and will maintain its integrity.
When you’re living without teeth, the jawbone begins to deteriorate because it has nothing to hold on to. Implants discourage this kind of thing. Implants are also very easy to keep clean. Unlike removable dentures, which must be cleaned separately, dental implants can (and should) be brushed in your mouth just like natural teeth. This makes them very easy to maintain.
Also, because of the nature of how they fit in your mouth, they also pose less risk of harboring bacteria than traditional dentures.
All around, dental implants are tooth replacement options that can actually restore and maintain good oral health.
Tooth loss can compromise the strength, health, and beauty of the smile. Dental implants replace missing teeth with durable restorations that function just like the natural teeth. If you have suffered tooth loss and would like to know if dental implants are right for you, contact the team here at Sand Springs Family Dentistry and to set up an appointment with Dr. Whitney today!