1. Dental implants are fixed in place. They function, feel and even look like your own natural teeth.
2. The titanium root fuses to the surrounding bone over time, creating a durable root for the substitute tooth.
3. They dont require reducing enamel on neighboring teeth. When preparing of a traditional dental bridge to be placed in the mouth, the adjacent teeth need to be prepared by filing them for crowns. The false tooth becoming the bridge suspended between healthy teeth. In the case of dental implants, healthy adjacent teeth are left untouched.
4. For patients who are missing all of their teeth, they provide several advantages over removable dentures. Studies show that dentures give you a reduced chewing capacity, sometimes as low as 20%. Implant-supported teeth give you as much as a 90% chewing capacity. In a nutshell, dental implants preserve normal chewing function.
5. Dental implants also prevent bone loss associated with tooth extraction and long-term denture use. Dental implants actually prevent the bone loss that would normally occur underneath missing teeth. Implants also help to maintain the size and shape of your jaw. Implant supported crowns also cause the adjacent teeth to be stable in their natural positions, thereby preventing these teeth from shifting into the gap (left by the missing tooth) and causing problems with your bite. In the case of patients who have lost all of their teeth, this could even result in a sort of facial collapse which could even make dentures difficult to wear.
6. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, this helps them maintain a root form in the bone. The titanium root of the implant imitates your tooth’s natural roots and that prevent bone deterioration. The bone at the root of the implant remains strong and functional.