3 Advantages of Dental Implants
Have you recently lost a tooth? If so, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Muskegon, Michigan. Dr. Bruce Jones will help you explore your tooth replacement options, including dental implants.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that’s made out of a titanium alloy. During the , the dentist will insert the implant in your jawbone. From there, the implant will fuse to the jawbone over the course of several months.
Once the implant is stable and ready, Dr. Jones will place the abutment and crown over top to give you the full look and function of a natural tooth.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They’re also a long-lasting tooth replacement option. With proper care, dental implants can last decades if not a lifetime.
Here are the other main advantages of dental implants.
1. Prevent Bone Loss in the Jaw
Once you lose a tooth, your body will start to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. While this is incredibly resourceful, it will also lead to jawbone deterioration and eventual facial collapse. The good news is that we can stop this bone loss with dental implants.
A dental implant exerts pressure on your jawbone like a natural tooth root would. This tricks your body into thinking the natural tooth root is still there so it leaves the minerals in your jawbone alone.
2. Looks and Feels Natural
Even well-fitting dentures will slip if you make a sudden movement like sneeze, cough, or laugh. But you’ll never have to worry about your teeth slipping if you choose dental implants. Dental implants are fused to your jawbone, which provides the ultimate stability while you eat, talk, laugh, and smile.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. This means that you won’t be able to tell the difference between a dental implant and a natural tooth.
Our dentist goes above and beyond to make sure that the dental crown that fits over your implant is the proper size, shape, and color. Dr. Jones will also check your bite to ensure the crown fits comfortably over your implant and doesn’t interfere with chewing.
3. Better Nutrition
Dentures depend on your gums and underlying jawbone for support. But if you lose a lot of bone density in your jaw, your dentures may start to feel loose or uncomfortable. At this point, some patients may choose to eat soft foods that require minimal chewing.
Dental implants not only stop bone loss in the jaw but they also allow you to continue eating your favorite foods. A tooth implant will also make it a lot easier to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Request an Appointment with Dr. Jones
Dr. Bruce Jones is an experienced family dentist in Muskegon, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to determine if you’re a . To request an appointment, please call Bruce G. Jones Dentistry at (231) 780-5158. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.