Why should I get dental implants to replace missing teeth?
Dental implants are often considered the “gold standard” of tooth replacement, and there are a number of reasons for this.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. With dental implants, the post of the implant—usually made of titanium—is placed directly into the jawbone. Over a period of a few months, the post will integrate into the jawbone. A dental crown is then placed over the implant, giving you a tooth that looks and functions much like your natural tooth.
Dental implants will preserve the health of your jawbone. When one or more teeth are missing, the body no longer sends nutrients to that area of the jawbone, causing the bone to shrink over time. This is known as “facial collapse,” and it is what gives many denture-wearers that aged, sunken-in look. Dental implants continue to stimulate the jawbone, keeping it healthy.
Many denture-wearers are familiar with the frustration of replacement teeth that can shift or move while you are eating or speaking. This is not an issue with dental implants because they are permanently integrated into the jawbone. Another advantage is that dental implant recipients don’t have the eating restrictions that those wearing dentures have.
Talk to Dr. Amaya at our Midwest City, OK practice about dental implants to replace your missing teeth.