Many of our patients looking to replace their missing teeth with dental implants in our Vallejo, CA dental office admire the convenience and natural-looking outcome they provide.
The reason why dentists often prefer to replace missing teeth with dental implants is that they have health benefits that support excellent oral health as well as a beautiful smile.
Here are a couple of things to add to your list of pros when it comes to completing your smile dental implants.
Avoid Bone Loss with Dental Implants
Teeth and bone have a dependent relationship. The jawbone supports the teeth and provides their foundation. Teeth cause pressure on the bone when chewing, which directs nutrients to the bone to keep it healthy and to promote density. Extracting a tooth or losing a tooth to periodontal disease sends a signal to the bone that it is no longer needed and it begins to absorb into the body.
Resorption causes a number of issues including a poor bite and shifting teeth, and can even alter the shape of the face, especially in the case of multiple missing teeth.
Since dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root, and fuse with your natural bone, they can prevent the cycle of bone loss.
Dental Implants Are a Conservative Alternative to Bridges
Dental implant surgery may sound like a complex procedure, and it is in the sense that precise planning and experience are necessary to achieve the best results. The procedure itself is actually a conservative alternative to dental bridges because dental implants do not require the alteration of perfectly healthy adjacent teeth.
Since dental implants fuse with the bone, they can stand alone or support dental bridges and dentures.
For more information on the many benefits of dental implants, give our Vallejo, CA dental office a call. Our helpful team will be happy to arrange a consultation for you.