Losing one or more teeth can be life-changing for your smile. Unless you replace them, the loss could have long-lasting effects on the health and quality of your smile. Fortunately, we offer patients several different options for rebuilding their smiles at our Pella, IA, dental office. For example, we can help many patients address the most serious impacts of tooth loss, including the loss of their teeth roots, by custom-designing the right dental implant-supported restoration.
How dental implants are different
Dental implants are an innovative addition to lifelike dental prostheses (i.e., crowns, bridge, and dentures) that replace their traditional supportive structures. The implant posts mimic healthy teeth roots and are placed within your jawbone, allowing us to secure your replacement teeth without the need for adhesives, supportive crowns, or hidden clasps. This offers significantly more comfort in the short-term, but also a wealth of advantages for the future of your smile and oral health.
What this means for the future of your smile
In addition to being more comfortable and stable, dental implants also improve the future of your smile in several ways. For instance, by replacing your teeth roots, your dental implant posts also reestablish the stimulation that your jawbone needs to remain strong and healthy. Esthetically, this means your jawbone won’t lose mass and density, which can cause your facial structures to shrink. Functionally, it can mean preserving your healthy, natural teeth and oral structures for life.
The long-term benefits of dental implants
After losing teeth roots, your jawbone receives fewer minerals and nutrients, which is what causes it to shrink from reduced mass and density. This loss is also why patients who lose teeth are more likely to lose more teeth in the future. One of the greatest long-term benefits of dental implants is that they can prevent or stop this jawbone erosion, allowing you a much higher chance of preventing future tooth loss.
Restore Your Smile’s Vitality with Implants
The best thing about dental implants is that they not only restore your smile’s appearance, but also the vital functions of your teeth roots that the rest of your oral health depend on. For more information, schedule a visit with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.