|Osseointegration and Dental Implants
If you are missing teeth, dental implants can not only help replace those missing teeth, but also restore your facial structure, prevent bone loss, and restore your bite. Dental implants are permanently installed in your mouth with a titanium screw that will act as the tooth root. The implant fuses with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. The root and jawbone essentially become one. At Bryan Hill, DDS we perform dental implant restorations for our patients.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
If you have lost a tooth, you will end up losing bone mass in your jaw where that tooth was located. Your jaw is provided stimulation when your teeth connect as you chew. This stimulation allows your jaw to maintain the bone mass that it needs to function. If you have a missing tooth, your jaw will start to lose density and mass. A dental implant will be able to replace your tooth and the stimulation that the jaw is missing as well, preventing any further bone loss.
While dentures are another tooth replacement option, they do not provide any support to your jawbone. Therefore, you will continue to lose bone mass in your jaw because the dentures are not providing the stimulation needed.
Dental Implants Match Your Natural Teeth
You are able to choose implants in several different sizes and shades so they will match your natural teeth. Your dentist will work with you to find the shade that best matches your teeth, and they will work to craft your dental implant to the proper shape and size for you. Dental implants have the ability to look so real that no one will notice you even have replacement teeth.
Dental Implants Restore Your Bite Force
Dental implants allow you to use the same amount of bite force as you would with your natural teeth, making it easy to chew your food properly and eat whatever foods you want.
Dental Implants Prevent Changes to Your Facial Structure
The teeth in your mouth are extremely critical to the shape of your face. If you lose a tooth that is supposed to be permanent, you will also lose the support and facial structure that was provided by that tooth. This will result in the change in shape that may cause you to look older than you actually are. Dental implants offer your facial structure the same support that you would receive from a natural tooth.
Dental Implants Won’t Affect Your Speech
A dental implant will act as an actual tooth, so your speech won’t be affected like it would with other options like dentures which can shift around in your mouth. Dental implants allow your speech to remain as normal as possible.
There are many benefits from choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth. We are here to answer all of your questions regarding dental implants. If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for dental implants, call at Bryan Hill, DDS to schedule a consultation.