Advantages of Dental Implants:
Cosmetic Dental implants look, function and feel like natural teeth! The dental implants fuse to the jaw bone. This prevents the bone loss and gum tissue recession that accompanies bridgework and dentures. Restored implant teeth look amazing. No one will know that you have a fake tooth.
Dental implants do not damage neighboring teeth like a bridge does. Natural teeth must be aggressively cut down to place a bridge. Whereas, a dental implant is independent of natural teeth. Therefore, your natural teeth are left undamaged. This is a significant long-standing advantage to your dental health!
The success rate of dental implants is very predictable. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and have success rates of 96% and higher. Dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option in dentistry.
Dental implants enable more flexibility and more options. In many cases only dental implants can be used and bridges are not an option! For instance, when a few teeth are missing in the back and there are not natural teeth behind the missing teeth. Furthermore, dental implants can be used to anchor dental implant dentures or the All on Four.
A permanent durable solution to tooth loss is offered with dental implants. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Implants fuse to the jaw bone and become strong root replacement prosthetic. The dental implant is made of strong titanium and will never get decay.
Simply put, dental implants are the only treatment option that will stimulate and preserve the jawbone. When teeth are lost the surrounding bone that once supported the teeth will atrophy. When dental implants are used to replace missing teeth the forces of chewing are directed down the implant into the bone. This stimulates the jaw bone to be strong and healthy. When a bridge connects two teeth is used instead of a dental implant, there is no stimulation to the jaw bone. The gum tissue and bone underneath the bridge is not stimulated and begins to shrink away.
Dental implants allow you to eat, speak, laugh and sneeze with comfort and confidence! Dental implants are stable and secure and don’t come out.
Patients that once suffered the horror and embarrassment of loose dentures that fall out are relived when they get dental implant dentures. These dentures “snap” onto the dental implants creating a very tight fit. Dental implant dentures are secure and offer freedom from the annoying clicks and wobbles of dentures. Plus, implant dentures allow you to throw away your messy denture adhesives.
Eat the Foods you Love Again
The average denture patient with an excellent fitting denture eats at fifteen percent efficiency when compared to a person with natural teeth. The reason is that dentures are plastic prosthesis that merely rest on the gum tissue. They are loose and do not provide a stable area to chew on. Furthermore, as the jawbone shrinks the dentures become looser. Dental implants restore chewing efficiency to that of natural teeth. Implants allow patients to eat their favorite foods with confidence and without pain. A full upper denture covers the roof of the mouth. This plastic on the palate reduces the ability to taste foods. With dental implants, denture wearers can have the palate removed from their upper denture so they can enjoy the texture and flavors of food.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a leading dental implant dentist for Pasadena and Deer Park Texas. He is one of the few dentists that is capable of both surgically placing and then restoring your dental implant. You and your family deserve the best in dental implant care. Experience matters. Call us today to schedule your dental implant consultation.