Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a unique treatment designed to replace missing teeth. This treatment uses small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone to support your dental restorations. As you heal, the bone fuses to the posts, a natural process called osseointegration. The posts then become roots that hold your restorations securely in place. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we provide dental implants to meet some different tooth replacement needs. While a more invasive treatment, dental implants provide several significant benefits over traditional treatments.
Get Back Your Beautiful SmileYour dental restorations are made from ceramic. They are designed to look exactly like your real teeth. Additionally, ceramic can be stained and finished to match the color of your natural teeth, and the material reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. Perfectly restoring the appearance of your smile also provides the extra benefit of giving you back your confidence.
Eat All of Your Favorite FoodsAfter dental implants are placed, your jawbone begins to fuse to the posts. This process stabilizes the posts within your jaw, essentially turning them into replacement tooth roots. After you have fully healed, your dental restorations are screwed into place on the posts, and they are held securely in place. Your new teeth will not slip out of place or fall out. You can bite and chew all of your favorite foods without worrying about your teeth shifting around. Moreover, because your abilities to bite and chew are perfectly restored, your digestion and overall nutrition are greatly improved.
Speak Confidently AgainTooth loss affects your speech, often causing a lisp or other speech difficulties. While dentures restore your ability to speak, it takes time to adjust to speaking with the restoration in your mouth. Dental implants, on the other hand, feel exactly like your real teeth. They perfectly restore your speech without the need to adjust to anything.
Incredible ComfortOne of the biggest complaints about dentures is that they are not often very comfortable. For one, the restoration sits directly on your gums. This creates pressure on the delicate tissues. Not only can dentures cause pressure and restrict blood flow, but they can also slip out of place and rub your gums. This can lead to denture sores, which can be quite painful. With dental implants, your restorations are supported by the implant posts, rather than your gums. This means no pressure on the tissue. Additionally, because your restorations are held securely in place, you do not need to worry about uncomfortable rubbing and sores.
Preserve the Integrity of your JawboneWhile traditional restorations replace many of the functions of your missing teeth, they cannot restore the stimulation lost by your tooth roots. This means that the bone continues to deteriorate under your bridge or dentures. Over time, your restoration needs to be replaced to accommodate your changing bone. Dental implants are the only treatment option that offers the benefit of preserving your jawbone. The posts of the implants stimulate your jawbone, just like the roots of your natural teeth. This stimulation triggers your body to start sending nutrients again. This helps to stop, and prevent, bone loss in your jaw, allowing it to maintain its shape and strength.
With dental implants, you regain the functions of your missing teeth, your smile, and your quality of life. Call Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center today at (570) 323-1900 to schedule your consultation and find out if dental implants are the right solution for you.