By replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, you restore your smile and improve your overall dental health. Modern dental implants are custom-made to match your natural teeth, thus allowing you to continue living your life without shame. Furthermore, dental implants are permanent.
So, you do not have to worry about their maintenance or the hassle of removing them at night as you go to bed. Dental implants also allow you to continue enjoying your favorite meals because you can chew different foods without discomfort. Aside from enhancing your teeth’ cosmetic aspects, dental implants also improve your jawbone’s health in many ways.
Preserving Your Jawbone
When you lose a single tooth, the gap created makes your jawbone weak and shriveled. If this gap is not filled immediately, the bone will continue to recede, putting the neighboring teeth at the risk of falling off. Like any other bone in your bone, your jawbone needs to keep remodeling to stay strong and healthy. This remodeling is the natural elimination of old and damaged bone tissue and restoration of new and strong bone.
For this process to be successful, your jawbone has to be stimulated by your teeth. This stimulation happens when your teeth come into contact with each other. For this stimulation to be delivered from the tooth to the jawbone and activate bone growth, there must be a stable tooth root. This is where dental implants come in handy. They restore both elements of the missing tooth: tooth and prosthetic root. So, they continue to preserve your jawbone and the overall structure supporting your teeth.
Creating a Strong and Efficient Teeth Replacement
Since most dental implants are made of titanium, they naturally integrate with your jawbone for a permanent bond. This also means that the metal post permanently replaces your natural tooth root, allowing the prosthetic tooth to function and feel like a natural tooth.
Maintaining Normal Teeth Alignment
When you have missing teeth, your natural bite is affected because the neighboring teeth will shift in space’s direction. Eventually, your teeth will be misaligned and ultimately fall off. Chewing food becomes problematic, which leads to numerous health issues. But with dental implants, you will prevent your teeth from wearing down prematurely and restore your natural bite. They will also restore your natural jawbone and facial structure.