A dental restoration that is supported by dental implants offers many more benefits compared to your conventional options. Dr. Leah Romay is an expert dental implant dentist with Baltimore Dental Co. Continue reading to learn more about the many benefits of dental implants in Glyndon, MD.
The Benefits of Dental Implants in Glyndon, MD
Missing teeth make it difficult to speak naturally. Also, some teeth replacement solutions such as dentures are known to slip around in the mouth causing slurred speech. A dental restoration that is secured to dental implants is very stable. It will fill in the gaps in your smile and never shift inside your mouth. You will be able to speak normally and clearly without slurring.
No Food Restrictions
Most teeth replacement options and gaps along your arches make it difficult to bite and chew many kinds of foods. You will be forced to avoid many kinds of healthy foods that are more difficult to chew. Dental implants will firmly secure your new prosthesis allowing for a greater chewing and bite force. This means you can bite into and chew a greater variety of foods that will support a healthy lifestyle.
Will Not Damage or Place Stress on Surrounding Teeth
Conventional teeth replacement solutions often rely on surrounding, remaining teeth to help secure them. A dental bridge relies on the two teeth adjacent to the gap to support it. The dentist will grind those teeth down permanently damaging them to accommodate the bridge. A partial denture relies on several remaining teeth to help hold it in place. This places extra strain on those teeth making them more likely to decay or suffer from damage. An implant supported restoration does not rely on your healthy teeth. It simply replaces your missing teeth to improve your oral health.
Patients report that a dental implant supported restoration is very comfortable. Essentially, they feel very similar to natural teeth. Because the implant fixtures are firmly secured in the jaw bone, the dental restoration will be more stable. The fit of your denture or bridge will change over time due to bone deterioration. When the bone starts to shrink, they will become loose and feel uncomfortable. Dental implants will allow your restoration to always fit properly. It will never slip around, rub your gums, or cause embarrassment.
No one wants to live with decayed or missing teeth. This creates embarrassment and makes a person feel self-conscious. Replacing your teeth with a custom restoration will improve the aesthetics of your smile. Additionally, replacing them with a dental implant solution will deliver a long term solution that will most resemble natural teeth. This solution is the most realistic option and that often helps people feel normal and improves their overall confidence level and self-esteem.
Prevents Bone Loss
The greatest benefit to dental implants is that they help prevent bone loss in the jaw. When a tooth is lost or extracted, the root is no longer there either. The roots of your teeth are what stimulate the jaw bone to prevent it from breaking down. When you insert a dental implant into the jaw bone, it provides the bone with stimulation. This will prevent it from shrinking.
An unfortunate side effect of removable dentures and tooth supported dental bridges is that they do not stimulate the bone well. This leads to bone loss. Bone loss in the jaw causes deep wrinkles around the mouth, a chin that appears pointed out more than normal, a sunken in mouth, and makes a person appear older than they appear. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that offers better bone retention and prevents these facial feature changes.
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If you are missing teeth and interested in the benefits of dental implants in Glyndon, MD, schedule a consultation with Dr. Romay. Call Baltimore Dental Co. to book an appointment at 410.220.4680 or request an appointment with Dr. Leah Romay on our website.