As a powerful restorative option for missing teeth, dental implants provide a wide variety of cosmetic and functional benefits, including unparalleled oral health, durability, improved aesthetics, and an easier at-home care routine. The dentists at Fort Bend Dental use the latest dental technology, including digital 3-D CT imaging and intraoral cameras, to place dental implants with the highest levels of accuracy at their Missouri City, TX, and Richmond, TX, office locations. By combining their skill with advanced technology, they can help you fully reap the many benefits of dental implants.
Improving Your Oral Health
While dental implants provide notable cosmetic advantages over other restorative options, their function is still primarily improving your bite. Among the most important effects of doing so are:
- Preventing Worsening Dental Health: Missing teeth throw off the balance of your bite, which can trigger a cascade of oral health problems, including gum recession, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, or even more lost teeth.
- Preserving Jawbone: Dental implants serve the same function as a tooth root. In doing so, they stimulate the jawbone and prevent the bone recession that often accompanies long-term tooth root loss.
- Protecting Natural Teeth: A traditional bridge, which replaces one or more consecutive missing teeth, can only be placed by altering healthy teeth. Because reducing tooth structure can leave them at risk of decay, opting for dental implants can minimize the risk of infection and disease.
Because a dental implant replaces both the lost tooth and its missing root, it often becomes a huge investment in your long-term oral health.
Unmatched Reliability, Durability & Comfort
Dental implants merge with your jawbone in the months following surgery through a process called osseointegration. This fusion gives implants a lifelike functionality, allowing you to eat and speak just as you would with natural teeth. Because the implant posts are backed with strength of your jawbone, they are extremely reliable and stable. In fact, with proper care, dental implants can last decades if not a lifetime.
For dentures in particular, implant-supported options often represent a more comfortable option, as well. Traditional dentures often slide out of place during conversation or meals. Implants secure your restoration so that you can speak and eat comfortably.
Aesthetics & Quality of Life
A fully-restored smile can go a long way toward boosting your confidence. Many patients are much more willing to share their smiles in the workplace or in social situations when they are not self-conscious about gaps. Your restorations are also customized to match the shade and shape of your teeth to better blend in with your smile.
A fully-restored smile can go a long way toward boosting your confidence.
Another considerable aesthetic benefit is that in preserving your jawbone, dental implants also maintain your facial appearance. You do not have to worry about sunken cheeks or a weakened jaw.
Easy At-Home Care
Restored dental implants are permanent and are cared for just like your natural teeth. Where dentures must be removed and soaked in a special solution throughout the night and dental bridges may require specific instruments, implants require no new routine. This often makes it much easier for patients to adjust to and keep up with their oral hygiene in the days and weeks after treatment.
Take Advantage of Implants Today
If you are considering dental implants, you can learn more about their benefits and candidacy requirements by scheduling an appointment. Reach out online or call our Missouri City office at (281) 499-3541 or our Richmond office at (281) 342-6178.