The Benefits of Dental Implants
For almost 30 years, Dr. Ed Lowe has been creating bespoke cosmetic dental solutions for his patients. Restoring and placing implants comprises a big part of The Lowe Centre’s cosmetic dental treatments.
Dental implants are one of the best ways to permanently replace missing teeth. And the benefits of dental implants reach far beyond the essentials. First, it helps to know a bit about how dental implants work.
What are Dental Implants?
Implant restoration is a surgical procedure like bone grafting or wisdom teeth extractions. The surgery is done in two parts, inserting posts and fitting and placing crowns.
A missing tooth’s root is replaced during this oral surgery. Essentially, tiny titanium steel posts are placed into the jaw. With implants, you can think of the posts as the new tooth roots and the crowns are the new teeth that fit into these roots.
Permanent crowns will be fabricated and cemented into these posts once the tissues around the posts have had time to heal. Unlike dentures or bridges, an implant is held in place independently. This distinction makes implants highly desirable. The major highlights of implants are that they’re made to last, stabilize surrounding teeth, and are just like natural teeth.
Dental Implants Permanently Replace Teeth
Placing implants is a one-time procedure. After implant posts have healed and crowns are fitted, they are there to stay. This allows for a great deal of comfort and flexibility, allowing you to go about your daily business with permanent tooth replacements.
Care For Dental Implants Like Regular Teeth
Since dental implants are permanent and made to last, they can be treated just like natural teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly is one of the many convenient outcomes of implant dentistry. Once the posts have healed and the crowns have been set, you’re good to go!
Dental Implants Can’t Get Cavities!
Just like natural teeth, implants will need to be brushed, flossed, and rinsed to prevent bacterial buildup in the mouth. However, dental implants cannot get cavities because they are made from materials that are not susceptible to decay.
Dental Implants Stabilize Surrounding Teeth
Missing teeth leave gaps that can cause bordering teeth to shift. This can lead to other teeth becoming misaligned, affecting your bite. A misaligned bite can cause discomfort and lead to accelerated wear on the enamel.
Implant dentistry solves this problem by filling the gaps with implants that behave just like natural teeth. A thorough evaluation with your dentist will help to determine if you’re a good candidate for implant surgery.
Prevent Jaw Bone Resorption with Dental Implants
The loss of a single tooth can impact your entire mouth. When a tooth is lost, the missing stimulation from its activity causes the surrounding jaw bone to slowly break down. A dental implant naturally replicates the tooth, slowing or even preventing this resorption.
Implants Restore Chewing Power
Missing teeth and malocclusion can make chewing difficult. Dental implants powerfully restore the natural function of your teeth. By restoring chewing power, your teeth will once again assist with proper digestion and nutrient absorption by efficiently processing food. This is something we tend to take for granted when we have a full set of healthy teeth.
Improve Self Esteem With Natural-Feeling Implants
Bone loss occurs naturally as you age. Part of your implant evaluation at The Lowe Centre will be to determine whether you have sufficient existing jaw bone tissue to accommodate the implant posts. Implants build upon this bone to prevent further degradation.
Replacing missing teeth and filling gaps adds structure to your facial features, giving them a fuller and more youthful appearance. Certainly, looking younger gives all of us a boost of confidence!
Better yet, eating and enjoying your food with a full set of healthy teeth or implants is one of the great joys of life. Few things feel as good as eating your favourite foods, hassle-free with a strong set of teeth.
The Lowe Centre Implant Evaluation
Since implant dentistry involves oral surgery, all candidates need to undergo a thorough evaluation. The best candidates for dental implants are people with sufficient amounts of jaw bone tissue to support the implant.
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Dr. Ed Lowe
The Lowe Centre for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry