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Advantages of Dental Implants

January 28, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Chris Kaplan
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Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacements and for a good reason. Dental implants have numerous benefits because they can do the following. 

#1 Mimic the Function and Appearance of Natural Teeth

Because dental implants are embedded in the jaw, they are a natural part of your mouth’s anatomy. Most patients can’t even tell the difference between their implant and natural teeth. You can now enjoy eating your favorite meals without worrying about your teeth slipping or shifting in the mouth. And you can brush and floss just as you usually do! 

#2 Prevent Bone Loss 

Bone loss occurs when there aren’t any teeth and tooth roots stimulating the jawbone. Over time, the jawbone loses volume unless the tooth root is replaced. Dentures only replace the visible portion of the teeth, so they can accelerate bone loss by rubbing against the bony ridge. However, a dental implant replaces the tooth and the root, restoring complete function to the jaw and stimulating natural bone growth. 

#3 Last for a Lifetime  

Dental implants can last a lifetime, unlike dental bridges that only last about 10 years. The dental implant posts are made from biocompatible, non-toxic titanium that integrates with the jawbone. Ultimately, the implant becomes a permanent part of you, making it a powerful tooth replacement. 

#4 Maintain a Healthy Bite

Gaps from missing teeth can cause neighboring teeth to shift toward the space. This shift can make your teeth crooked and disrupt your bite and ability to chew. A poor bite can eventually lead to jaw joint issues, pain, and headaches. However, a dental implant remains in the mouth and ensures your surrounding natural teeth stay in place. 

#5 Reduce the Risk of Gum Disease 

An untreated, missing tooth can trap bacteria and food, leading to gum disease. When you have dental implants, your mouth has a better chance of staying healthy and problem-free.

#6 Prevent Premature Aging 

Missing teeth can make your face appear slack and sunken. But dental implants support the facial bones and muscles and lend to a sustained healthy and youthful appearance. 

Reclaim Your Unique Smile with Dental Implants in Randolph, NJ

Dr. Christopher Kaplan and our team at Randolph Dental Associates enjoy treating our community and offering the very best dental care it has to offer. Please get in touch with us today to learn more about our beautiful, custom-made dental implants! 

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