Patients who have lost one or more teeth are often dismayed at the effects of the loss on their appearance and confidence. Therefore, replacing lost teeth is about more than just repairing your smile, but also improving your overall quality of life. While you have a variety of choices for tooth replacement, we often suggest supporting your prosthesis on an appropriate number of dental implant posts. As replacements for your lost teeth roots, dental implants offer a number of major benefits, including unmatched support for your replacement dental crown, bridge, or denture.
They Offer Unmatched Support
Traditional dental prostheses, such as bridges and dentures, are secured in place using a variety of methods. Bridges are secured to nearby healthy teeth, partial dentures rely on hidden clasps, and complete dentures are often attached to the dental ridge using advanced dental adhesive. By contrast, implant posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone, providing anchored support without the need for additional clasps or the support of remaining teeth.
They Do More than Replace Teeth
The main purpose of dental implants is to replace lost teeth with the most lifelike options. However, their benefits extend beyond rebuilding your smile; by replacing lost teeth roots, implants also help preserve the strength and integrity of your jawbone, which relies on stimulation from teeth roots. This helps reduce your risks of tooth loss in the future, as well as the risks of facial collapse (the sunken facial appearance that results from jawbone degradation).
Learn More About the Benefits of Dental Implants
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then you regain much more than just your smile’s appearance by replacing them with lifelike dental implants. To schedule a consultation, call Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.