Do I Need Dental Implants?

Close up,Of,Dental,Model,With,Implant.,Patient,Of,Dental,Clinic If you have missing teeth, dental implants are a good solution for replacement. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants are fixed into the jaw and can last many years. When implanted correctly, dental implants are comfortable, and you don’t have to worry about removing and cleaning them. They are essentially treated like another tooth and look just like a natural tooth to anyone who sees your smile.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is made of titanium, and when implanted, is surgically attached to the jawbone to support the tooth above. The implant acts as the tooth’s root, and the structure above feels and looks just like a natural tooth. This gives dental patients a permanent solution that looks and acts like a natural tooth, all the way down to its stimulation of the jawbone.

Dental Implant Benefits

While there are other options for replacing teeth, dental implants offer several benefits.

How They Look

Implants are planted inside the gum’s bone structure to give them a strong foundation. They come out of the gum similar to a natural tooth, giving the wearer a realistic-looking tooth alternative.

Implants Reduce Bone Loss

When you lose a tooth, the surrounding bone structure reduces over time. Since dental implants become fixed to the bone, they stimulate the bone and help preserve it, which shapes the face and jawline.

Saving Adjacent Teeth

Because of lost bone tissue, it’s common for adjacent teeth to lose bone quality as well. Other methods of tooth replacement, such as fixed bridges, also erode the quality of teeth they are affixed to. Since dental implants stand independently, they don’t affect adjacent teeth negatively.

It’s Easier to Eat

As teeth are lost, and surrounding bone and gum tissue begin to wear away, a person’s jawbone eventually shrinks. They can face serious challenges eating and having healthy digestion because they cannot thoroughly chew food. Dental implants can help correct this issue, allowing people to continue eating without discomfort or difficulty.

Learn More About Dental Implants in Ashland, OH

Find out more by making an appointment with our dental implant specialists at Priest Dental. Please call 419-289-1813 or contact us online through our contact form.

We are happy to be the 2023 Best Dental Office winner based on Ashland’s official Community Choice Awards! Our dedicated team is always here to answer your questions and provide outstanding dental care for the whole family.


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