5 Benefits of Dental Implants

Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. We understand when you are out and about socializing in Palm Beach, you want to look and feel your very best. Using dental implants composed of a bio-compatible titanium root and porcelain tooth-colored crown, Dr. Lee R. Cohen can restore the function and appearance of your teeth, and your confidence in your smile. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of dental implants, and why dental implants may be right for you. 


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an innovative technique considered to be one of the most advanced methods of replacing missing teeth. Unlike other solutions, like bridges, which are secured to adjacent natural teeth to keep them in place, dental implants are standalone structures, anchored directly into the jawbone to secure them. 


Your dental implant is composed of three parts. The first is a bio-compatible pure titanium post. The post  is surgically implanted to replace the missing root of your tooth. Surgery is performed using anesthetic, and sedation. You don’t need to worry about discomfort during your procedure. Once the post is placed into the jawbone, the bone heals around it, securing it permanently in place. A special connector is then used to attach the post to a bespoke, porcelain tooth-colored crown. Your crown is created in the  shape, size, and shade to blend with your existing teeth. 


What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

There are a range of reasons to choose dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Here are five of the most important.


Longevity | Durability 

When you are investing in a tooth replacement solution, you want it to last as long as possible. Unlike many teeth restorations, which may need to be replaced after a few years, with proper care and attention, dental implants can last twenty years or more! Dr. Cohen can explain to you the best way to take care of your dental implants, helping you to maintain your new smile for decades to come. 


Strength and Stability

Although dentures and bridges do offer a certain degree of strength, they are nowhere near as durable as dental implants. 


Dental implants restore chewing function. Bridges and dentures only provide about 25% of your natural chewing function, leaving many foods off-limits. The main reason implants are so superior is because they are anchored directly into bone. Dental implants are not reliant on support from neighboring teeth. This doesn’t only mean that they are much more secure, they are also more stable, and extremely unlikely to move when you use your teeth. 


Discreet and Natural

One key reason many people choose dental implants is because they look like your natural teeth. The custom-designed porcelain crowns are created specifically to look like your natural teeth. This means that for each implant you have, the crown will be designed to replicate the tooth that it is replacing, in the shape, size and even shade. Once a dental implant is placed by Dr. Cohen, it is almost impossible to tell it apart from your natural teeth. Dental implants are widely considered to be the most discreet and lifelike of all tooth replacement solutions. 


Easy to Clean

Another benefit of dental implants: they are very easy and convenient to take care of. That’s because dental implants can be brushed and flossed, just like natural teeth. Although dental implants can’t be affected by decay, plaque will still form on them as a result of the food and drink you consume, and this must still be removed to prevent the plaque from spreading onto the gum tissue and causing periodontal disease. Daily brushing and flossing of your dental implant will keep them looking fantastic and help preserve your long-term oral health. 


Jawbone retention

Although you can’t see it happening, when you lose a tooth, your jawbone start to deteriorate. This happens because the root of the natural tooth, which usually stimulates bone regeneration, is no longer present. When a tooth is replaced by a bridge or denture, there is nothing to stimulate bone generation, and over time, you may find that your face shape starts to change as the jaw deteriorates. This can look like your chin is rising up to meet your nose or the lower half of your face can look sunken. The titanium post of dental implants acts in the same way as a natural tooth root, stimulating the bone and preventing loss, leaving your face structure in place.. 


We understand that your smile is important to you and want to do everything  we can to help you preserve it. To find out more about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, visit Palm Beach Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at our office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. You can call (561) 621-3111 today to schedule an appointment.

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