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Boost Your Oral Health: The Impact of Dental Implants

Apr 05, 2024
Boost Your Oral Health: The Impact of Dental Implants
Are you considering tooth replacement options? A dental implant is a permanent solution for missing teeth, and the benefits go far beyond aesthetics. Learn how dental implants can perfect your smile and protect your health.

Dental implants are artificial teeth that look, feel, and function like real ones. They're rapidly becoming the treatment of choice to replace missing or severely damaged teeth, and it's easy to see why.

Implants offer obvious aesthetic benefits — they're a natural-looking option that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. They fill gaps left by missing teeth to give you a complete smile you're proud to show off.

Did you know the advantages of dental implants extend far beyond aesthetics? Aditi Saxena, DDS, Deepal Patel, DMD, and our team at Austin Advanced Dentistry specialize in implants, and here's how getting one could improve your oral health, too.

Enhance jawbone health

Losing a tooth puts the underlying jawbone at risk of deterioration. Teeth stimulate healthy bone growth, and without a tooth, the bone can start disappearing. As bone deteriorates, it can even cause nearby teeth to get loose and fall out.

Dental implants have artificial tooth roots that fit into your jawbone, providing the necessary stimulation to preserve bone density and prevent bone loss. Since implants help maintain the integrity of your jawbone, they also help you avoid the sunken facial appearance often associated with tooth loss.

Protect surrounding teeth

Implants stimulate your jawbone to help neighboring teeth stay strong and healthy. And there’s another benefit for surrounding teeth, too.

Dental implants offer an alternative to traditional dental bridges, which often require altering adjacent teeth for support. Implants stand independently and leave surrounding teeth untouched, helping reduce the risk of decay and damage to those nearby teeth.

Optimize mouth function

Dental implants function just like natural teeth, which means they're comfortable when you talk, bite, and chew. Removable dentures can slip or cause discomfort, but implants are stable and functional. An implant can help restore proper alignment and spacing in your mouth, enabling you to enjoy your favorite foods and speak clearly and confidently.

Simplify oral hygiene

Removable dentures require special cleaning solutions and adhesives, but caring for dental implants is no different from caring for natural teeth. Implants integrate seamlessly into your oral hygiene routine, making it easy to keep your teeth clean.

To maintain your implant, simply brush, floss, and get routine dental check-ups as usual. With proper care, your dental implant can last a lifetime, making it a cost-effective investment in your oral health, too.

With a complete and healthy smile, you're less likely to experience issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and further tooth loss to enjoy optimal oral health for years. Find out if you're a good candidate for dental implants by making an appointment at Austin Advanced Dentistry.

Request a consultation online or call our Austin, Texas, office at 512-886-6734 today.

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