Dental implants can be a lifesaver to people who are self-conscious about their mouth. From missing teeth to oral defects, modern dental implants can help to significantly improve your smile and overall oral health. If you are still unsure, here are three reasons why you should consider dental implants.
Dental implants are a great option when it comes to teeth replacement. They act to prevent bone collapse and withering that happens naturally after a tooth is removed. The implant works by absorbing force and transmitting it to the surrounding bone, helping to maintain bone strength and cohesiveness.
Dental implants are incredibly durable; while the implant is made of titanium, the crown that attaches to the implant is made of equally durable metal and/or ceramic. These materials offer greater durability than natural teeth and are not affected by corrosion or degradation. However, as resistant as they may be, they still require regular maintenance, as implants are susceptible to gum disease and bone loss, just like regular teeth.
Although dentures are naturally a good replacement for missing teeth, they can eventually wear away the bone it rests on; as it does not anchor to the bone as teeth do, the force applied by dentures often contributes to this wear until dentures become loose.
Implants, however, can prevent this issue and provide support to dentures. Sometimes, the dentures do not touch the gums thanks to the connection between them and the implant. Other times, implants can anchor the dentures and provide increased strength and denture retention; this is also true for partial dentures.
Serving the Strathroy and London areas, Strathroy Family Dental is dedicated to providing you quality personalized dental care. Our knowledgeable and experienced team commits itself to provide you with a range of comprehensive oral health options to give you the best and most comfortable treatment possible. Providing services from family dentistry to dental implants, Strathroy Family Dental offers a wide range of services for all your oral health needs! Read more about the services we offer and meet the team on our website or call 519-45-0005 to book an appointment today.