How Dental Implants Support the Jawbone

How Dental Implants Support the Jawbone

How Dental Implants Support the Jawbone

Dental implants are more than just a way to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. In addition to the cosmetic benefit, dental implants help support the jawbone and can help prevent bone loss as you grow older.

Dental implants and jawbone support

By understanding what dental implants are and how important they are to restoring the look, feel and function of your teeth, you can make an informed decision as to whether or not they are the right teeth replacement option for you. The following is everything you need to know about dental implants and how they work to support the jawbone.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are screw-like posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as the root of a replacement tooth. There are three different components to dental implants, which include the implant itself, the abutment of the implant and the artificial tooth, usually in the form of a crown or bridge. They work well for replacing a single missing tooth, an entire section of missing teeth or they can even be used to replace all of one’s natural teeth.

Dental implants are considered to be the closest one can get in replacing their natural teeth as it helps to support the jawbone in the same manner that a natural tooth might, other teeth replacement options cannot do this.  

The importance of dental implants

It can be very unhealthy and uncomfortable to live with missing teeth. In addition to the unattractive appearance, missing teeth can eventually lead to bone loss if the issue is left undealt with. The jawbone is a supporting structure of teeth, holding the teeth into place. When the jawbone no longer has a tooth to support, jawbone deterioration begins to set in.

Dental implants are important in making sure the deterioration of the jawbone does not occur by once again giving the bone something to support - the dental implant. This helps the jawbone remain useful and strong, allowing you to keep good oral health after losing your teeth.

Benefits of dental implants

While most understand the cosmetic benefits of dental implants, many are unfamiliar with the wide range of other benefits that they can provide. Here are a few of the more prominent benefits of dental implants:

  • Cosmetic improvements
  • Prevention of bone loss
  • Improved ability to function
  • Long-lasting solution
  • Easy to care for

In other words, dental implants carry all of the same benefits as natural teeth, which includes a beautiful, healthy smile that you can feel confident about showing off.

When to consider dental implants

Everyone deserves a smile they can truly be proud of, and dental implants give those with missing teeth the opportunity to become confident in work or social situations once again. If you have one or more missing teeth that are causing you to feel insecure about your smile, or the missing teeth are causing oral health concerns, then you should consider dental implants.

To find out whether or not dental implants are right for you or to simply learn more, contact us and schedule a time to come into our office for a visit.

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