The Benefits of Dental Implants
Today, you have many options available for replacing missing teeth. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend - Thomas E. Wold, DMD is proud to offer dental implants. This incredible treatment involves the use of small titanium posts that provide support for your replacement teeth. The posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. As you heal, the bone fuses to the posts, turning them into the roots that hold your teeth in place.
While the procedure for implants is more involved, there are many significant benefits.
Versatility for Many Needs
Implants are an extremely versatile treatment and can be used to meet many different needs. Implants can be used to replace single teeth, a section of teeth, or even an entire arch. Even if your jawbone is not strong enough to support implants at the time of your initial consultation, a bone graft can help to restore this missing bone mass, making treatment possible. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, there are also options that can help you to avoid the need for a bone graft.
Learn more about who is a candidate for dental implants.
Implants Feel and Function Just Like Real Teeth
Dentures often feel awkward, especially in the early stages. Even though they enable you to eat many of your favorite foods, there are some foods that you may still not be able to eat. You also need to get used to learning how to speak to them. With Dental Implants, these issues are practically non-existent. Your replacement teeth function exactly like your natural teeth, enabling you to enjoy all of your favorite foods again. You do not have to worry about them slipping out of place or falling out completely. They also do not feel awkward, meaning that you do not have to worry about relearning how to speak again.
Dentures have undergone many changes, all designed to make them appear much more natural and feel less bulky. Despite these changes, however, they may not always appear completely natural. They can also slip out of place while you are eating or speaking, which can cause embarrassing situations. With dental implants, your teeth are held securely in place. You can smile confidently, knowing that your replacement crowns look exactly like your real teeth and that they will be held securely in place.
Easy to Care For
One of the major complaints about dentures is that they require tedious care. They need to be removed every night and carefully cleaned before being soaked overnight while you sleep. Dental implants can be brushed, using regular toothpaste, and flossed just like your real teeth. This care is essential for ensuring optimal oral care, as well as the success of your dental implants.
Preserve Your Jawbone Health
Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. The bone fuses to these posts, turning them into replacement roots. These new roots restore stimulation to your jawbone, which restores the message to your body that essential nutrients are needed. With this stimulation restored, the bone loss that occurs in the jaw following tooth loss is stopped and new bone loss is prevented.
Learn more about Dental Implants
Even though dental implants are more involved than traditional treatments, the benefits, this treatment offers are nothing short of incredible. Call Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend - Thomas E. Wold, DMD today at (541) 389-0261 for more information and to find out if dental implants are right for you.