Benefits of Dental Implants
When you lose your teeth, your entire life is affected. Once simple tasks become challenging. The appearance of your smile deteriorates. Your jaw begins to change shape, altering your facial features and causing you to appear old. The more teeth you lose, the worse these consequences become. Replacing missing teeth is critical for restoring your quality of life. At Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we provide dental implants as a way to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are a more recent development, but they have become one of the most popular options. Moreover, with good reason.
Chew without Worry
Your teeth are an essential component in biting and chewing food. They are responsible for breaking down your food so that your body can more easily access, and digest, the nutrients held inside. When you lose your teeth, chewing properly becomes more difficult. When you are unable to properly break down food, the body has to work harder to get what it needs. Options like dentures can restore some of your chewing function, but they are not always stable. When they slide around in your mouth, chewing becomes more difficult. They may also fall out while you are eating, which can lead to a rather embarrassing situation. With dental implants, your teeth are held securely in place. They function just like your natural teeth, completely breaking down everything you eat so that your body can more easily digest it.
Teeth control airflow when you speak. When you lose your teeth, you may find that you develop a lisp, and have a more difficult time communicating. Others find it hard to understand you. The crowns of dental implants act just like the crowns of your natural teeth. Once in place, they control airflow once again, making it easier for you to communicate with others.
Traditional options for tooth replacement, dentures, in particular, are known for being uncomfortable. The rigid base sits directly on your gums, which were not designed to support the pressures the dentures place on them. Along with this, dentures can become loose over time, and begin to rub the sensitive gum tissue, which leads to painful denture sores. With implants, your replacement teeth are supported by the titanium rods that have been implanted into the jaw, as well as the jawbone. Moreover, because the teeth are held securely in place on stable implants, you do not need to worry about your teeth sliding around and irritating your gums.
No Rigorous Care Routine
Dentures are well known for their rigorous care routine. Each night they needed to be taken out and brushed with denture paste before being left to soak overnight in a cleaning solution. After you have cleaned your dentures, then you have to clean your gums and any other remaining teeth. This task often seems arduous to many people. Dental implants, on the other hand, are much easier care for. They can, and should, be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. It is also important, even if all of your teeth have been replaced with dental implants, to maintain optimal oral health.
Preserving the Integrity of Your Jawbone
Dental implants also have the unique benefit of stimulating your jawbone similarly to the roots of your natural teeth. No other tooth replacement option can do this. Your teeth stimulate your jawbone, sending a message to the body. The body then sends the nutrients necessary for your jaw health. When you lose your teeth, there is less stimulation. As a result, fewer nutrients are sent, and the bone begins to weaken. Because implants are placed into the jawbone, much like tooth roots, the stimulation is restored. Bone loss is stopped, and your jaw can maintain its health and integrity.
Dental implants provide numerous benefits that make them an ideal solution over traditional treatments. Call Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center at (775) 430-5355 today to schedule your consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you.