How can dental implants keep dental resorption from occurring?
Dental implants are titanium restorations that are commonly used for replacing one or more teeth. These small posts are placed into the gums and jawbone. Because this restoration is newly implanted the body starts the depositing bone in the area through a process referred to as osseointegration. This builds the surrounding bone to solidify the dental implant into the jawbone to add stability and strength. Once the implant is properly rooted into the bone, it can be restored with various restorations to replace the missing teeth, bringing back beauty and functionality to the smile.
Why are dental implants the best solution for tooth loss?
Aside from maintaining bone density in the jaw and keeping the jawbone from shrinking, dental implants have other benefits that patients can consider as well. These restorations are natural-looking and fully functioning, acting just as previous natural teeth did at one time. They are also versatile, providing a proper foundation for crowns, bridges, or even full dentures. In fact, implant-supported dentures are becoming a popular option for patients experiencing the loss of teeth in the entire dental arch because they eliminate the need for dental adhesives while avoiding dental resorption. Patients have the ability to maintain their youthful appearance longer by avoiding shrunken bone around the jaw area, keeping their facial contours throughout their senior years. Additionally, because dental implants become solidified into the jawbone, they are a permanent and reliable solution for tooth loss.