Dental implants in Plano are one of the latest restorative treatments provided by dentists. They come so highly recommended by professionals and patients alike that they provide a laundry list of unique benefits. Whether you're missing a single tooth or all of them, Dr. Varun Joseph can help transform and repair your mouth to make it fully functioning again. To find out how dental implants can improve your quality of life, be sure to contact our office to schedule a consultation today.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Preserve Jawbone Density
Each of your teeth has roots fused with your jawbone, providing it with needed stimulation and blood flow to keep it from eroding. When one or several teeth go missing, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate in the area that isn't being used. Unlike other traditional restorations that only repair your teeth' biting surface, such as dentures and bridges, dental implants act to replace the root of your missing teeth. Through a process called osseointegration, they bond with your jawbone, just like your natural roots, preventing it from deteriorating and providing your replacement teeth with a strong and stable foundation to be placed on.
Improve Your Ability to Chew and Speak
Many patients who have traditional restorations suffer from unstable and moving replacement teeth that make it difficult to eat and speak easily. This is because conventional restorations like dentures rely on natural suction and denture adhesive to stay in place, which isn't 100 percent reliable. Because your dental implants will be bonded with your jawbone, you won't have to worry about your dentures that's secured to them failing or moving in your mouth.
A Long Lifespan
One great benefit of dental implants that patients enjoy is that they're easy to maintain and can last for up to 35 years with the proper care. This is because the titanium implants are biocompatible and create a thin oxide layer around them when they're placed beneath your gums. This keeps them from eroding, providing your restorations with a decade of support.
Dental implants function and look exactly like your home-grown pearly whites. Fortunately, you can also care for them in the same way. That means that you'll need to brush twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss at least once a day. Some other ways to extend the lifespan of your replacement teeth include:
- Being mindful of eating sticky, chewy, and hard foods that could damage your teeth.
- Keeping up with semi-annual checkups and cleanings.
- Maintain a nutritious diet.
If you need any additional care tips, our team would be more than happy to help!