Reasons to Choose Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

Posted by Osuna Dental Care: Aug 17, 2022

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Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth because they are a permanent solution that looks and feels like natural teeth. Most other treatment methods only provide a temporary solution, which usually requires replacement or adjustment after some time. At Osuna Dental Care, dental implants are a great way to replace missing permanent teeth. Because they are made of titanium and fused with your jawbone, they prevent the bone loss that naturally occurs after tooth loss. Implacare implants are a proven and effective long-term solution to tooth loss. No one will be able to tell that you have an implant because the restoration matches your surrounding natural teeth' color, shape, and size. The implant will function just as well as natural teeth, and you can eat and speak normally.

The Advantages of Dental Implants for Replacing Missing Teeth

Preserves Bone in the Jaw

When a missing tooth is not replaced, the bone used to support the tooth begins to deteriorate or resorb over time. Dental implants are the only treatment that replaces the entire structure of the missing tooth, including the root and crown. This preserves the bone in your jaw and prevents it from deteriorating. This prevents the sunken appearance that can occur when teeth are missing for an extended period.

Permanent Solution

Much like a natural tooth, dental implants are permanent and don’t require any special maintenance outside of brushing and flossing regularly. However, the teeth surrounding the implant need to be cared for just like natural dentition to promote healthy gums. Unlike bridgework or dentures that rest on top of the gums, implants fuse with the jawbone providing stimulation to the bone and surrounding soft tissue. This promotes oral health by protecting the teeth from shifting out of alignment and preserves the jaw structure preventing premature aging. 

No Effect on Surrounding Teeth

Dental implants are unlike bridges and dentures because they don’t require the surrounding teeth to be altered in any way. This makes them an ideal option for patients with removable partials or bridges who want to replace their missing teeth with implant-supported prosthetics. Also, patients don’t have to worry about the embarrassment of having their bridge or denture slip out of place at an inopportune time.

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone to act as permanent anchors for replacement teeth. For the best dental care customized to your specific needs, visit Osuna Dental Care at 5900 Cubero Dr NE suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109, or call (505) 884-1989.

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