Benefits of Dental Implants
Are you missing several teeth, or do you have teeth that have become damaged to the extent that restoration is no longer practical? Are you thinking that extraction is the only option? Maybe it is. But then, what are you going to do about the tooth post-extraction? If missing teeth are not replaced, you are running the risk of having the remaining teeth crowd in to try to fill the gap, resulting in bite problems, and you will also lose bone mass in your jaw. The only real up side here is that you are no longer in pain from decayed or damaged teeth. So, what are you going to do about the missing teeth? Consider the benefits of dental implants.
What About Dentures?
Yes, you could go with dentures as a way of filling in the gaps. Dentures are not all that expensive compared to implants, and they will replace your missing teeth. The problem is that dentures do not have the additional benefits of dental implants. Dentures will not slow bone loss. Dental implants, on the other hand, actually become a permanent part of your jaw, and your body accepts them as natural. What this means is that dental implants actually encourage the growth of healthy bone, so you won’t experience any of the sag in your face that can come with bone loss.
This is one of the biggest benefits of dental implants – you will notice no difference whatsoever between the way your natural teeth worked and the way your implants function. Because they are permanently fixed in your jaw, you never have to worry about them slipping or sliding. You care for them the same way as you did your original teeth. They look exactly the same. In all respects that matter, they are the same as your own teeth.
As far as appearance goes, a person would actually have to be a dentist to be able to tell the difference between dental implants and your own teeth, and even then it would probably be difficult without taking x-rays.
Contact Our Implant Dentist in Stockton
At Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA, Dr. Doug or Dr. Dax will be more than happy to meet with you, and take some time to talk with you about the benefits of dental implants. Why not give us a call today and book an appointment? You can reach us at 209-951-4251 or by filling out our online contact form. To learn more about dental implants, read our other page: dental implants overview.