Why Dental Implants?
Keeping your teeth and jaw, healthy and strong, are important steps towards living a healthy life. Imagine attempting to get through your day with teeth that hurt constantly, or that are missing altogether. Your ability to communicate would significantly suffer, as would your ability to sustain yourself by eating food that requires chewing. Unfortunately, one of the facts of life is that all our teeth might not last a whole lifetime, and that could impact our quality life quite a bit. With the latest advancements in dentistry, however, it is now easier than ever to replace a tooth and maintain a natural look, feel, and function.
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All About Dental Implants
What are dental implants?Dental implants consist of two main elements. The first is the literal implant part, a metal rod that is inserted into the root area where your tooth used to be. This serves as the “root system” of your new tooth. Once the implant has healed and your body has adapted to it, the actual replacement tooth – a crown or other type of replacement – can be affixed to the top of the implant.
What are some benefits of dental implants?When it comes to keeping your ability to communicate and eat the things that you are used to eating, dental implants are the best way to go as far as tooth replacements are concerned. That is because dental implants are permanent fixtures that remain in your mouth and are built with the same basic structure as your teeth. When you compare them to things like dentures, the advantages become clear. While dentures can be removed at will, they lack a lot of stability because of this. It can be difficult to talk or chew while wearing dentures, which seems to defeat the whole reason for getting them.
Perhaps even more important than your comfort, however, is the structural integrity of your mouth and jaw. Pulling your teeth and ending up with dentures does nothing to help avoid bone loss as a result of tooth loss. This can slowly break down the structure of your jaw and of your mouth, leading to sagging muscles and skin. Implants, on the other hand, preserve your bone and work to keep your mouth and jaw healthy. Dental implants are simply the smarter choice when it comes to the health of your mouth as well as your comfort.
Improve your Quality of LifeSometimes people suffer with painful or broken teeth for years before they finally break down and visit a dentist. Attempting to power through this kind of an issue will only lead to pain and frustration as your ability to live life normally slowly degrades. We take things like speaking and eating whatever we want for granted, and it’s a shock when something happens that prevents us from doing these things. Dental implants can help you regain your life.
If you are struggling with dental issues, call us today at Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576 and speak with one of our professionals! We’d love to schedule an appointment and help you get started on the journey back to great oral health.