There are plenty of reasons why 5 million dental implants are placed in patients annually in the United States alone.
Not only are dental implants permanent, but they also re-create the symbiotic relationship between the root of a tooth and the bone of the jaw. Without this interaction, you can lose jawbone tissue over time. Those aren’t the only fantastic benefits implants offer, though.
Read on, as The Dental Studio’s experts Daniel Butensky, DMD, and Stephen T. Busby, DDS, explain five key ways dental implants have established themselves as the new gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
Dentures and bridges replicate the crown of your tooth – the portion of the tooth above the gumline – but there’s no replacement for the tooth’s root.
Dental implants replace the tooth’s root as well. The post that’s implanted in your jawbone integrates with bone tissue, much as a natural tooth’s root does. This provides a firm and permanent base to absorb and transfer the stresses your teeth face when eating and speaking, an ability that’s lacking from denture systems, one that typically causes many of the problems denture wearers face.
What’s more, unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to disease or decay. However, the health of your gums is vital to maintaining an implant. With proper home care and regular professional cleanings and check-ups, your implants can last a lifetime.
Your cheeks collapse in the absence of permanent teeth, and the longer you go, the more pronounced this gets, because without the tooth roots, bone in your jaw atrophies and wastes, allowing further collapse. Permanent implants prevent collapse from the absence of teeth and collapse due to loss of bone tissue.
Dental implants are incredibly natural-looking. They are custom tinted and contoured to match neighboring natural teeth. Nobody will be able to discern the difference.
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, Dental implants have a high success rate of 90-95%.
If you’re missing multiple teeth or even all of your teeth, our All-on-4® procedure can remedy that by using only four implants. This procedure is especially beneficial in patients who have significant bone loss in the back of the mouth.
Dental implants can be life-changing if you’re missing one or more teeth. Set up a consultation by contacting the Dental Studios office most convenient. Call our friendly staff, or book an appointment online at our Summit or Westfield, New Jersey location.