Dr. Jacob Grapevine often recommends dental implants to patients who suffer from damaged or missing teeth. However, patients are sometimes unsure of the benefits of choosing them over traditional restorations due to the time and money involved. Despite the time the process takes and the amount of money patients need to spend in the beginning, implant secured restorations is the best option for many reasons. They have a very high success rate and satisfaction rate. Dental implants have taken traditional restorations to the next level. Dr. Grapevine is a Plano, TX dentist that offers all types of teeth implants to his patients and is eager to share with his patients the many benefits they offer.
Learn About The Benefits of Dental Implants
Easier to care for– If you are considering dentures or implants, the amount of time you need to invest in caring for them should be considered. Dentures require extra care including a daily soak, daily brushing, being rinsed after eating, and they must be handled with care because they break easily. Dental implants can be cared for just like your natural teeth. Continue to brush and floss daily and visit Dr. Grapevine at least twice a year at his Plano TX dentist office for optimal oral health. This will extend the life of your restoration.
More durability– The combination of a high quality restoration, whether it’s a crown, bridge or denture, and dental implants will result in very durable replacement teeth. Dr. Grapevine chooses restorations made from quality materials that are proven to last and resist decay. The implants are made from titanium therefore they will never decay or breakdown. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone and will fuse with the surrounding bone making them very stable. High quality restorations and implants allow patients to eat whatever they want without the fear of ruining their new teeth.
Prevents bone loss– The greatest benefit in choosing dental implants is the prevention of bone loss. Implant secured restorations are the only teeth replacement option that can accomplish this. The implants actually replace the root structure of the missing teeth thus stimulating the jaw bone and preventing loss. Bone loss will actually alter the way your non-implant restorations (bridge or denture) fit and they may need to be adjusted eventually and sometimes even replaced. Jaw bone deterioration can also cause the face to appear sunken in and the patient to appear older than they really are.
Effects on the adjacent teeth– A fixed dental bridge rely on adjacent teeth to help secure it. Those adjacent teeth will need to be grinded down to accommodate the restoration. You are in essence degrading healthy teeth as well as adding stress to them. Replacing your missing teeth with an implant secured restoration will not involve using your remaining, natural teeth.
Better overall quality of life– Dental implant restorations are the next best thing to your natural teeth because they look, feel and function just like them. They eliminate constant stress in your life including the fear of them slipping around in your mouth while eating and even possibly falling out mid conversation. Also, no one will even know you are missing your teeth eliminating embarrassment. You will be able to confidently laugh, eat and speak without any worries or fears.