You know that dental implants are a replacement for missing teeth, but you may not know they are the best, and permanent, because the implant acts as your new tooth root. It is this new, titanium stem that essentially becomes part of your jawbone, due to osseointegration, that creates a host of benefits to strengthen your teeth and mouth.
Some of the benefits provided by osseointegration include:
- Strengthening your jaw
- Preserving bone mass and preventing jawbone deterioration
- Reduction of pressure put on surrounding teeth
Your dental implant will be capped by a crown matched to your natural teeth, giving you beautiful results. In addition, Dr. Whitmore offers implant secured dentures, which can replace multiple missing teeth.
By strengthening your jawbone and relieving pressure on nearby teeth, your overall oral health is vastly improved. Because dental implants are a permanent restoration, they perform every natural function your teeth do.
Other Benefits of Dental Implants
Some of the things our teeth do that we may take for granted can be compromised when a tooth is missing. However, dental implants give back all these benefits. This includes:
- Chewing food – Some foods are difficult to eat when teeth are missing, and dentures can slide around your mouth
- Speaking – You will be able to speak clearly with dental implants replacing missing teeth
- Appearance – Your natural smile is returned to you when you have dental implants that look and act like natural teeth
The goal of dental implants is to give you back the ability to eat what you want, speak and smile naturally, and generally improve your quality of life. Your oral health is no longer compromised by missing teeth, nor is your general health suffering if you are not eating as well as you should. Because the implant fuses with your jawbone, you won’t even know it’s there. You may comfortably pursue what you love in life.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.