Four Reasons to Get Dental Implants

Sep 03 2012
By: Dr. Jairo Chavez
Categories: Dental Implants

Dental implants San AntonioDo you have missing teeth? Then you should consider getting dental implants. Not only can they restore the appearance of your smile as well as the stability of your bite, they can also prevent major dental health issues that can severely compromise your overall oral health.

Dental implants make a great investment because they offer:

1. Restored chewing ability

Regardless of whether you get single or multi-tooth implants, your ability to eat all your favorite foods normally will be completely restored. This is because the implants function in much the same way as do natural tooth roots. So any dental restorations placed on top of them (such as crowns or bridges) will be held in place as if they were natural teeth.

2. Protection against bone loss and gum recession

When you lose a tooth, bone loss and gum recession can occur in the gap left behind because no structure remains to prevent either condition. Dental implants can prevent this from occurring since they provide a secure root to which your jawbone and tissue can attach themselves.

3. Alignment for remaining teeth

One issue that many people don’t think about when they lose a tooth is how that loss will affect the alignment of their other teeth. It’s fairly common for teeth surrounding a tooth gap to gradually become misaligned. When you get dental implants, not only will they help maintain bone density and gum tissue, they’ll also help maintain proper alignment of your remaining teeth.

4. A brighter smile

Unlike dentures and dental bridges, dental implants are virtually invisible. Dental restorations look and function just like natural teeth, so no one will notice that you have a crown or bridge in place.

At Spring Branch Dental Care, we specialize in cosmetic procedures such as implants and take great pride in helping our patients regain dental functionality as well as self-esteem. Nothing is more beautiful than a healthy smile, so contact make an appointment with us today for your dental implant evaluation.

Call us today at (830) 438-7444 to schedule a dental implant consultation.