Dental implants have rapidly become one of the most popular and trusted restorative dentistry options. These small metal posts can replace your tooth roots and support a permanent, custom-made restoration. The benefits of dental implants placed at our Charlotte, NC, include incredible stability, natural-looking restoration, and the prevention of jawbone tissue atrophy. When you receive implants from Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt, you can expect improved oral health, better dental function, and an enhanced appearance.
Implants provide improved aesthetics, boosted confidence, and improved oral health.
Implants and Their Functions
Dental implants replace your tooth roots, not just the crowns of your teeth. During a precisely planned oral surgery, your dentist will insert these posts into your jawbone. As you heal, they will fuse with the bone to create the ultimate foundation for your restorations. Your dentist can then attach a custom crown, bridge or denture that will provide the stability of a natural tooth. Therefore, you can expect that your implant-supported restorations will allow you to chew any foods you like, smile with confidence, and speak with total clarity. Solutions such as traditional dentures simply cannot provide this level of functionality.
Dental implants have helped many to once again experience the joys of eating their favorite foods, having long talks with friends, and smiling wide for photos.
Implants and Your Oral Health
One of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they will protect the health of your jaw. When teeth are lost, the jaw will naturally begin to recede as bone tissue is absorbed and distributed elsewhere in the body. This is why traditional dentures must be frequently refitted - the jaw is changing shape due to recession, and the denture eventually begins to shift and slip, causing discomfort and other problems. However, because implants are a direct replacement for tooth roots, the jaw continues to receive the proper stimulation needed to prevent jaw recession.
Meanwhile, implants require no alteration of otherwise healthy teeth. While a traditional bridge is often supported by adjacent crowns, requiring the removal of healthy dental tissue, implants can provide ample support, and no crowns are necessary.
Implants and Your Appearance
Dental implants also provide important cosmetic benefits. Since traditional dentures are prone to slip, even subtle movements can give your smile an artificial appearance. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, remain firmly in place at all times for a thoroughly natural appearance. Meanwhile, because the implants halt bone atrophy, you can retain the natural shape of your jaw and other facial features. And since implants contribute to a natural-looking smile and boosted confidence, you may find that you are much more prone to smile, helping you exude a warm and friendly appearance that benefits your personal and professional life.
Learn More about the Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have helped many to once again experience the joys of eating their favorite foods, having long talks with friends, and smiling wide for photos. To find out if implants are a good option for you, contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney and schedule your consultation.