What You Need to Know About Dental Implants
Are you thinking about replacing your missing teeth or tooth with dental implants? If your answer is yes, then you might have some questions! Are dental implants the best choice for teeth replacement? Am I a good candidate for the procedure? Are the implants expensive? Will they restore my natural look?
To help with some of these frequently asked questions, this post looks at a few of the benefits of dental implants.
Prevent Bone Loss
Losing your teeth may also mean losing your jaw’s bone mass. That’s because the root that supports bone strengthening/ossification is missing. Dental implants will stimulate new bone growth through a process known as osseointegration, ensuring that you don’t lose bone mass and your mouth remains healthy and strong.
Chewing Force Restoration
Can you chew without teeth? Yes, but only soft foods. That’s because chewing hard food is the work of your teeth, not gums. Chewing tough food with bare gums can cause serious oral injuries and pain. However, with dental implants, you no longer need to worry about chewing. Dental implants are firmly anchored into the jaw with a titanium post, replacing both the tooth and its root. This makes it possible to chew any food as you would with your natural teeth.
Dental Implants Will Match Your Natural Teeth
If you’re replacing your teeth with dental implants, you want your mouth to look as natural as possible. Thankfully, dental implants come in various sizes and shapes. When designing the implants, your dentist will work with you to ensure the implant mathcs your surrounding teeth, both in color, size, and shape.
You Won’t Compromise Your Speech
Tooth loss can often lead to a change in the way you talk. Fortunately, dental implants are perfectly placed to prevent any changes in speech. You’ll be able to smile and talk with confidence.
Dental implants are firmly anchored into your jaw, so you won’t have to worry about them coming out when you’re eating or talking.
Your Face Will Retain Its Shape
Did you know that your teeth contribute to your natural facial structure? That means your facial shape could change if you lose teeth. Dental implants offer your facial and jaw muscles the same support as your natural teeth.
Long-Lasting Solution for Teeth Loss
Unlike other teeth replacement options which often need periodic repair and replacement, dental implants can serve you your entire life if properly maintained.
Another significant benefit of dental implants is that they are easy to care for. You will care for your implants the same way as your natural teeth. You can floss and brush and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups.
While dental implants are more expensive than, say, dentures, they will prove to be cost-effective in the long run, considering that they can serve you for the rest of your life. Once they are fitted into your mouth, all you need is proper oral care.
Dental implants are a proven way to revive your smile and keep your oral health on track. The team at Dr. Ramon Bana Miami Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer the following types of dental implants:
- Single missing teeth implants
- Implant supported dentures
- 24 hour dental implants
- Immediate implants
Contact our friendly team in Miami to learn more about your different options and to see if Dental Implants are right for you. Get your smile back today!
About Ramon Bana, DDS
Dr. Bana’s patients describe him as down-to-earth, professional and full of heart. He is talented and strives to make each patient leave the office feeling better than when they arrived. Patient comfort is his top priority, and patients say they feel like extended family. He is dedicated to his practice, patients and team – and it shows. Dr. Bana loves coming to work because his work changes people for the better. Patients leave his care healthier, happier and with brighter smiles.