Some of the most notable advantages of dental implants include:
There is no other restorative option that matches the stability of dental implants. Dental implants are directly connected to your jawbone with the help of osseointegration, or the fusion of the implant device to the jawbone. With this stability, patients can feel confident about their restoration being firmly in place.
Along with a stable restoration, dental implant patients also enjoy restored functionality to their smile. The stable foundation provided by dental implants allows patients to comfortably speak and eat. Enjoy your favorite foods without hesitation and speak confidently without the mess of denture adhesive.
Dental implants are a long-term solution built to last! As opposed to other restorations that can only last 10 years at the very most, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper maintenance. For example, the father of the modern dental implant, Per-Ingvar Brånemark placed the first titanium dental implant in the mid-1960s. The patient had a cleft palate, jaw deformities and no teeth in his lower jaw. His dental implants lasted more than four decades until his death.
Atrophy refers to a decrease in the size of a body organ, tissue, or part due to disease or lack of use. This is exactly what occurs when the jawbone lacks stimulation from missing teeth. Without regular stimulation from biting and chewing, the underlying jawbone will begin to deteriorate. Since the dental implant is directly fused to the jawbone, this restoration provides stimulation and prevents bone loss.
Unlike other restorative options, dental implants require no special maintenance. Follow a regular dental hygiene routine and visit the dentist for checkups to maintain your dental implants and oral health.
Whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire arch, dental implants can give you a beautiful, complete smile. While undergoing your dental implant journey, your treatment plan will go as follows:
Are you ready to enjoy a complete, healthy smile? Get started on your dental implant treatment today by contacting our office to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. James A. Vito.
Dr. James Vito
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