Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have several unique benefits that are not provided by other treatment options for tooth replacement.
Maintain Facial Structures. When a tooth is lost or removed, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root resorbs, or melts away. By replacing the root of your tooth with a dental implant, your jawbone and smile retain their shape. If you are missing all of your teeth, implant-supported replacement teeth will preserve the integrity of your facial structures and prevent the shrinkage of your jaws and the appearance of a collapsed face.
Preserve Surrounding Teeth. Tooth-supported bridges and partial dentures compromise the long-term health of your teeth. With dental implants, it is not necessary to cut the adjacent teeth down to place a bridge, or hook a partial denture onto natural teeth, which can cause them to loosen and eventually be removed.
Restore Natural Appearance. Dental implants were developed to replicate the appearance of your natural teeth – and preserve your bone and gum tissue to maintain the natural appearance of your smile. By placing the dental implants in the precise position, your surgeon will provide the ideal foundation for your dentist to create beautiful replacement teeth that closely match your natural teeth.
Designed to Last a Lifetime. Because dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, they have a better long-term success rate than any other tooth replacement option. Documented clinical research demonstrates that dental implants have a success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher that tooth-supported bridges and partial or full dentures.
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