Dentist now perform a minimally invasive procedure to position a dental implant into the existing jawbone as a way to hold a tooth prosthetic firmly in place. In fact, many more dentists discover that dental implants are an affordable and effective way to help their patients that are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, a group of teeth, or an entire upper or lower jaw line of teeth. They are highly effective as an alternative to full set of dentures.
Dental implants offer significant benefits to the patient. These include:
• Aesthetically Pleasing Appearance – Dental implants have the feel and appearance of natural teeth. They are designed and positioned to fuse with the jawline bone, and become a permanent replacement to a missing tooth. In fact, they tend to create a more natural aesthetically pleasing smile, compared to dentures or a bridge.
• Enhanced Speech – Many patients enjoy dental implants because they no longer need to wear poor-fitting dentures that can slip inside the mouth. In fact, implants enhance speech because the patient avoids slurring or mumbling words when adhesives are not strong enough to hold the dentures firmly into place.
• Easier Eating – Old dentures tend to slip and slide inside the mouth, making chewing and eating extremely difficult. Alternatively, dental implants will function like natural teeth, allowing the patient to consume their favorite foods with a high level of confidence without pain.
• Improved Oral Health – Because the reduction of other teeth are not required to hold a dental implant in place, like a tooth-supported bridge, patients experience improved oral health. In addition, it is much easier to gain access between teeth when brushing and flossing which will improve oral hygiene over time.
The added convenience, durability and improved comfort are also additional significant benefits of a dental implant. They are available to nearly anyone undergoing routine dental extractions.
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