5 Benefits of Dental Implants – Falls Church, VA
Reclaiming Your Smile for a Lifetime
Dental implants have been used to restore missing teeth for decades, and they offer an advanced solution to replace both the roots and crowns of missing teeth. While implant-retained dental crowns, bridges, and dentures are the gold standard in tooth replacement, this complex restorative option can still sound a little overwhelming for patients. Before you jump into a dental implant supported restoration plan, keep reading to learn more about why dental implants have become such a popular solution. Then, call our team to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment at Tysons Dental Esthetics in Falls Church.
1 – Smile with Confidence
Restoring the entire tooth with natural-looking materials, implant-retained restorations will look and feel just like your healthy teeth. That means you can share your smile with confidence in any situation.
2 – Eat all Your Favorite Foods
Traditional dentures only replace about 20% of your chewing ability, and this can significantly limit your diet. That might mean you’ll have to give up some of your favorite foods, and more importantly, many nutrient-dense foods are difficult to chew. An implant supported denture can replace as much as 70% of chewing function, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods and maintain a healthy diet.
3 – Maintain Optimal Oral Health
Traditional tooth replacement solutions only replace the visible parts of teeth. This means two disadvantages for your oral health. First, without the tooth roots, there is no stimulus for the supportive tissues. This leads to diminished gum volume and jawbone density. Over time, this can even cause further tooth loss. Additionally, these teeth have to rely on healthy teeth and oral structures for support. This may mean the removal of healthy tooth structures or pressure damage to the supportive structures. Your implant supported restoration restores both the root and crowns of missing. This means your supportive bone and gum tissue are maintained. Because an implant-retained prosthetic is fully self-supporting, you don’t have to worry about damage to healthy surrounding oral structures.
4 – Easily Care for Your Smile
You can brush your implant supported replacement teeth just like you would your healthy, natural smile, making it simple for you to maintain your oral health at home. In some cases, we recommend using an air or water flosser to clean around tooth replacement prosthetics and avoid periodontal disease.
5 – Reclaim a Healthy, Functional Smile for a Lifetime
Traditional bridges and dentures need to be repaired or replaced regularly, usually every ten years. An implant supported crown, bridge, partial, or full denture will stay healthy and functional for three decades or longer with proper care. In fact, most people maintain their implant supported denture for a lifetime.
Learn More at a Tooth Replacement Consultation
The above benefits are great, but you probably still have many questions about dental implant supported tooth replacement. During a tooth replacement consultation, we’ll review your oral and overall health, explain your treatment options, and help you to find the best restoration option for your needs, schedule, and budget.