How Dental Implants Protect Oral Health
by Dr. Scott Bolding | Dec. 21, 2021
There are many benefits to choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth. They can help give you more confidence to no longer be ashamed of your smile. You’ll be able to eat whatever you want. Not to mention, they’re built to last for the rest of your life. In short, dental implants are what you need to get your life back to normal.
But you may not realize that dental implants can also help keep your mouth healthy. When your teeth fall out or are extracted, the rest of your mouth is at risk for disease, infections, and bone loss. Missing teeth can also impact your bite, which can lead to other problems long-term.
Dental implants, unlike dentures and bridges, function like your natural teeth. That means they take on the role of the teeth they’re replacing. Dental implants help promote the health of your jaw bone, protect your mouth from infection, and keep the rest of your teeth in place. This makes dental implants one of the best options for replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implants Promote Jaw Bone HealthOne of the biggest ways dental implants help keep your mouth healthy is by promoting the health of your jaw bone. The roots of your natural teeth work with your jaw to stimulate the process of replacing old bone with new bone. This process is essential for keeping your jaw strong and healthy. When a tooth falls out or is extracted, it leaves a hole and the bone replacement process stops. Over time, the jaw bone becomes weak and can break easily. A weakened jaw bone can also lead to more tooth loss as your jaw is no longer able to serve as an anchor for your teeth. Dentures and bridges don’t solve this issue because they sit above the gum line. Implants, by contrast, are embedded into your jaw, fuse to the bone, and stimulate bone growth.
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