Benefits of Dental Implants
San Antonio, TX
If you have even a single tooth missing, it can affect the way you chew, speak, and your smile. Missing teeth can put your oral health at risk and also put a dent in your confidence. At Advanced Dental Associates, we offer dental implant treatment that is the most effective way to restore your missing teeth. In addition, dental implants also come with a wide range of benefits.
Prevent Bone Loss
When you lose a tooth, the bone in that part of the jaw dissolves back into the body. That is because your jawbone needs constant stimulation by way of chewing and biting to become strong and develop. When this stimulation is lost, our body breaks down the alveolar bone where the missing tooth used to reside since it no longer serves a purpose. Dental implants are the only restorative option that can replace the stimulation of the jaw and prevent the resorption of the bone.
Restore Bite Force
Since your dental implants are placed into your jawbone, they are more stable than other restoration options like dental bridges or dentures. Hence, they allow you to put the same amount of force as your natural teeth when biting down and chewing. This means you can eat your food conveniently and easily.
Prevent Face Sagging
Your teeth support your facial structure as well. When you lose your teeth, your cheeks may collapse and your mouth folds inward, making you look much older. Dental implants can support your face the same way as your teeth and helps maintain the aesthetics of your face.
Prevent Shifting of Teeth
When you lose a tooth, the gap left behind may cause the adjacent teeth to move out of alignment. Dental implants fill this gap and support your natural teeth to stay in place. This prevents crooked teeth and results in an even smile.
Eliminate the Risk of Cavities
Since dental implants are covered by artificial crowns, typically made of porcelain, they won’t get cavities. With dental implants, you will never need to worry about rotting teeth. However, you still need to exercise good dental hygiene and habits since your gums may still get infected.
Allow Ease in Speech
Some dental restorations like dentures can impede your ability to speak properly since they are bulky and do not fit your mouth in the best way. However, dental implants are the most natural-looking restorations possible and are much more comfortable and realistic-feeling than dentures. With these implants, you can speak as easily and naturally as your real teeth.
Prevent Restoration Slippage
Patients who have dentures may experience their restorations slipping and sliding in their mouth when they talk, eat, laugh or sneeze. Sometimes, the dentures can even slip out of your mouth, resulting in embarrassment in public. In contrast, dental implants are fixed firmly into place and do not shift, allowing you to socialize normally.
Dental implants can last you for a long time and even for a lifetime, if you take proper care of them. This is unlike other restorations that need to be repaired or replaced after a few years. Hence, if you are looking for a dental restoration that allows a permanent solution to your missing tooth, dental implant is the best option.
Require Low Maintenance
Unlike dentures that need to be taken out every night and cleaned in a specific way, dental implants do not require any special maintenance. You can keep your artificial teeth clean in the same way as your regular teeth; by brushing and flossing diligently.
Learn more at our Dental Implant FAQ page
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth and are looking for a viable long-term option to replace them, dental implants may be a good option for you. Call Advanced Dental Associates today at (210) 714-5589 to schedule a consultation session with us so that we can find out whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.