Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have truly revolutionized the way we treat tooth loss here at David Thurber, DDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We offer a wide variety of implant-related solutions to ensure our patients receive the very best in restorative care. Thanks to their many benefits, our top-notch oral surgeons can improve the appearance and function of your smile better than ever before. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you!
Osseointegration and Dental Implants
The implant post mimics the root aspect of a missing tooth. Once it is in place, the post will slowly fuse to your living bone thanks to the process of osseointegration. This process is crucial to the success of your implant. Many of the dental implant’s benefits stem from the process of osseointegration.
Improve Your Appearance
Implant-supported restorations are fabricated using the finest materials available today, usually porcelain or zirconia. Both these materials can be shaped and textured to match the appearance of a natural tooth. They even possess the same light-reflective properties of natural enamel, meaning your restoration will be virtually indistinguishable from your remaining teeth!
Because the implant fuses to your bone, it will look and feel like your tooth. Porcelain and zirconia are also stain-resistant helping you maintain a brighter, more beautiful smile. Other restorations like partial and complete dentures are not as aesthetically pleasing.
The Convenience of Dental Implants
Dental implants are also much more convenient than other options, with benefits that include:
Improve Your Oral Health
Replacing a missing tooth is crucial to your oral health. Once you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth may shift out of their proper position to accommodate the empty space. This can lead to significant issues with your bite.
When you lose a tooth, you also lose the physical stimulation your jawbone needs to remain healthy. If tooth loss remains untreated for an extended period, the bone will eventually deteriorate through the process of resorption. The implant post supplements this stimulation, preventing atrophy and keeping your bone strong. Other restorations do not stimulate the bone. Dentures have to be frequently replaced or relined due to continued bone deterioration.
A traditional bridge can strain the supportive teeth and lead to structural damage or decay later on down the road. Because the implant becomes a part of your bone, any remaining teeth will remain unaffected.
Schedule Your Consultation Appointment
Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call 315-457-9999 to schedule your consultation appointment today!