7 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

Dental implants are a very popular solution for patients who are experiencing the loss of natural teeth. There are many reasons to consider dental implants, and Dr. Andrew Spath, DDS of the Newport Beach area can consult with patients to determine if they are appropriate for their smiles.

1) Function
Dental implants use the jawbone for stability and strength, so they function just as natural teeth do. The implant acts as a tooth root would, and osseointegration helps the bone wrap around the restoration for superior strength. Biting forces are distributed to the jawbone in the same way they do with natural teeth.

2) Beautiful
Dental implants can be restored with bridges and crowns, which are fabricated to match the existing teeth. This ensures they look beautiful and provide a discreet method of restoration after tooth loss.

3) Versatile
Dental implants can be used for single or multiple tooth replacement. They can be restored with crowns, bridges, and dentures, depending on the needs of patients.

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  • Permanent
  • Functional
  • Affordable

4) Affordable
Considering dental implants can last a lifetime, they have value like no other restoration. While they may cost more upfront, they are highly successful in placement and do not require further treatment over the course of time.

5) Maintain Bone
When natural teeth are missing, the bone below may disintegrate and weaken. By placing dental implants, patients can maintain the jawbone and maintain their facial contours. Lost jawbone can result in a “sunken in” appearance around the jaw, which is often associated with denture wearers.

6) Permanent
Dental implants do not need to be removed as dentures do, allowing patients to have their dental implants placed and not worry about removal for cleaning.

7) Maintain the Smile
Not only can the placement of dental implants maintain the beauty of the smile, they can also provide patients with a way of avoiding the shifting of existing teeth. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth have a tendency to drift out of place. By implanting a restoration, the existing teeth can maintain their alignment and positioning.