Dental implants are becoming more and more popular with individuals who wear dentures or dental bridges regularly. Implants are a more permanent solution to other dental devices. Dentures and bridges are removed on a regular basis, while the posts of the dental implants are firmly secured into the bone of the jaw. This makes them a more permanent feature that will last much longer than other devices.
Reinforces the Bony Structure of the Jaw
Because dental implants are placed in small holes drilled into the jaw, the bone begins to grow around the implant. This molds the implant to the bone, securing it firmly so it cannot shift or move. The longer the implant remains in place, the more secure it becomes. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone may begin to erode. With implants in place, the bone has something to attach to and will resist erosion keeping the jawbone strong and resilient.
No Slipping or Sliding
Unlike dentures, dental implants will not slip or slide once they are snapped into place. The porcelain crowns used to cover the dental implants snap securely onto the posts that are placed in the jawbone. With the posts firmly secured to the bone, the crowns will not be able to shift or slide. This means you can eat all the foods you love and not have to worry about your teeth shifting while you speak. They will remain securely in place no matter what you do.
Maintains Proper Alignment of the Teeth
The older your dentures and bridges get, the more likely they are going to slip or slide. This often happens as your gum line changes. Without teeth in place, gum tissues and bone can gradually start to erode. The result is loose dentures and bridges that no longer fit securely. When dental implants are put in place, the original alignment of your teeth is secured as well. Because your implants will not shift or slip, there is less risk of your alignment being thrown off due to poor alignment.
Improves Your Smile
One of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they improve your smile and give you back the confidence you may have lost. Poorly fitting dentures can be embarrassing if they cause you to slur your speech or throw off the structure of your mouth, making it difficult to chew your food. Dental implants can restore proper form and function to your mouth making it possible for you to speak clearly. They also help to restore a more balanced appearance to both your jawline and your face.
In Winfield, IL, Dr. Evelyn Maggos and the staff at Park Dental Care are available to answer any questions you may have concerning dental implants and the many benefits they offer. New patients can call 630-556-8880 to schedule their first appointments. Existing patients should call 630-556-8880 to schedule their next appointment. Make your appointment today!