In the art of replacing lost teeth, dental implants create masterpieces by establishing a strong, lifelike foundation for your new smile. Implants are comprised of three parts: one or more root-like implant posts, connective abutments, and a realistic prosthesis (i.e., a dental crown, bridge, or denture). The implant posts offer a number of benefits for your smile and your long-term oral health by doing what conventional prostheses can’t—replacing the roots of your lost teeth.
1. They feel more like natural teeth.
A traditional bridge, which replaces one or more adjacent lost teeth, is supported by nearby healthy teeth that are modified to accommodate the bridge’s supportive crowns. A partial denture relies on hidden clasps, while full dentures are supported by a comfortable base modeled to fit your dental ridge. By contrast, dental implants offer secure anchors rooted within your jawbone, making your replacement teeth feel remarkably close to your healthy, natural teeth.
2. They rebuild more than your smile.
The main benefit of dental implants is that they reestablish a large majority of your teeth roots’ functions, and that includes more than just rebuilding your smile after tooth loss. Teeth roots also help maintain the fullness and vibrancy of the facial structures surrounding your smile, including your jawbone and cheeks. With the support of dental implants, your replacement teeth can also retain this support, preserving the youthful appearance of your smile and face.
3. They can last for life
With proper care and maintenance, your dental implant posts can last for life, as sturdy and secure as your natural, healthy teeth roots. If you need to replace your prosthesis due to wear, then your dentist can place your new crown, bridge, or denture on the implant post or posts that are already present.
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