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By Rochester Dental
March 09, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Your Troy, MI, dentists, Dr. William Carmody, and Dr. Debra Halsey can help you restore your missing teeth with dental implants. Implants offer many advantages, including these five key benefits.

Better biting ability

Loss of biting power is the downside to tooth restoration options that don't replace tooth roots. Roots give your teeth the strength and stability needed for biting and chewing a variety of foods.

Dental implants replace your natural roots with titanium posts that osseointegrate or bond to your jawbone. Once the implants osseointegrate in a matter of months, they're just as strong as your natural roots. Implants are topped with dental crowns, restorations that replace the visible parts of your teeth.

Thanks to your implants, you'll be able to continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods, even raw vegetables, and tough meats.

Natural feel

Since your new tooth is rooted in your jawbone, it will feel completely natural. In fact, many people in Troy who have had implants report that they can't tell the difference between their implants and natural teeth. Implants also won't slip, slide, and irritate your gums.

The only long-term option

Other tooth restoration options need to be replaced periodically but not implants. In fact, your implant may very well last your entire life. (Although your implants don't have to be replaced, you may need to replace your crowns when they wear out.) When you calculate the long-term costs of the various tooth restoration methods, you'll probably discover that implants are the least expensive choice.

No jawbone issues

Your tooth roots constantly stimulate your jawbone, keeping the bone strong. When teeth are lost and the roots aren't replaced, the bone may shrink and weaken. Unfortunately, this can cause other teeth to loosen or the muscles in your lower face to sag. Restoring your lost roots with implants helps you avoid these unpleasant consequences.

An excellent option for almost everyone

Do you think dental implants aren't an option because you've lost multiple teeth? Although implants are often used to replace single missing teeth, they can restore any number of missing teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, an implant-supported bridge or denture may be an option for you. You're a good candidate for dental implants if you're in good general and oral health, don't smoke or don't have immune-suppressing diseases, or take medications that affect your immune system.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call your dentists in Troy, MI. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your appointment.