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Benefits of Dental Implants
At Noreen Goldwire, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we partner with highly skilled and experienced implant specialists to provide you with dental implants to replace missing teeth or help stabilize a loose denture. This revolutionary treatment involves the implantation of small titanium posts into your jawbone. As you begin to heal, your bone fuses to the posts, gradually integrating them into your jaw. Once you have fully healed, the posts sit stable in your jaw and are used to provide support for your replacement teeth. While the procedure for getting dental implants is more involved than traditional treatments, this particular treatment does offer some benefits.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Once Again
Dental implants restore your abilities to bite and chew a wide variety of foods. The crowns are held securely in place on posts that are integrated into your jawbone. They will not slip around in your mouth. This means that you can enjoy all of your favorite foods once again. Not only are you able to bite and chew again, but you are also able to chew effectively. Because of this, you can thoroughly break down the foods you eat, which helps to improve your digestion and your overall nutrition.
Your Speech is Restored
The teeth play a crucial role in speech. They control the flow of air when you talk, allowing you to form a wide array of different words and sounds. Tooth loss affects this control, and the air can flow freely. This results in a lisp or other difficulties with communication. Dental implants restore your ability to speak properly. They also feel perfectly natural in your mouth. This means that you will not have to worry about trying to relearn how to speak with a foreign object in your mouth like you would with dentures.
The teeth are a major component of your smile. Tooth loss, even just a single tooth, can significantly impact the quality of your smile, which can also cause your confidence to plummet. Not only do dental implants feel and function just like your natural teeth, but the crowns also look just like your natural teeth as well. The crowns are made from ceramic, a material that perfectly mimics the properties of your natural tooth enamel. Ceramic can be colored to perfectly match your tooth color, and it also reflects light in a similar manner. Once in place, no one will be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and your false teeth. With your smile restored, your confidence will increase.
Preserve the Health of Your Jawbone
With traditional tooth replacement options, they restore the basic functions of your missing teeth and can even restore your smile. However, no treatment other than dental implants can restore the stimulation to your jawbone. With bridges and dentures, your jawbone continues to weaken and change shape. The titanium posts of dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone. These posts stimulate your jawbone just like the roots of your natural teeth. When the stimulation is restored, the body begins sending more nutrients. These nutrients are essential for keeping your jaw strong and healthy. Dental implants not only stop the loss of bone that normally follows tooth loss, but they also help to preserve the strength and integrity of your jawbone, allowing it to remain healthy.
Dental implants may require an additional surgical procedure and some downtime for recovery, but the benefits are nothing short of amazing. Call Noreen Goldwire, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you at (425) 485-4010.