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4 Important Benefits of Dental Implants

November 25, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Chace Mickelson
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Dental implants are a fantastic innovation because they replace an entire missing tooth, from root to crown. Other tooth replacements like bridges and dentures solve the cosmetic problem by filling the gap in your smile, but implants go a step further.

Because an implant is an artificial tooth root, it offers several benefits, including restoring oral health, improving appearance, and maintaining a strong, healthy jawbone. Let's take a look at the four main benefits of dental implants.

1. Implants Restore Chewing Function

Tooth replacements like bridges or removable dentures restore some chewing function; however, they can’t match the stability of a dental implant. You can chew the foods you love comfortably and confidently, knowing the tooth will stay securely in place.

2. Implants Stop Bone Loss

Bone loss follows tooth loss unless the lost tooth and root are replaced. As the jawbone breaks down, the lack of support compromises the stability of neighboring teeth, which can lead to further tooth loss. Bone loss also causes structural changes that give your face a sunken, drawn, and aged appearance.

A dental implant stimulates bone regeneration, keeping the jawbone strong and healthy.

3. Implants Prevent an Aged Facial Appearance

Jawbone loss affects more than the stability of surrounding teeth. When you suffer tooth loss, there’s less support for your facial features. If you’ve ever noticed someone with missing teeth, you know their face looks hollow or sunken. Implants replace missing teeth and provide support to restore a more youthful facial appearance.

4. Implants Restore a Confident Smile

Last but certainly not least, dental implants allow you to smile and interact with others confidently again. If you’re replacing a single with an implant crown or multiple teeth with an implant bridge or denture, your smile will look beautiful and natural.

Learn about Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

Now that you understand the benefits of implants, the dentists at our Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint dental offices would love to help you get started. Please call North Idaho Dental Group to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

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