Modern Replacement Teeth Are Implanted
Today’s dental prosthetic bridges and dentures are more effective than ever because they’re able to more closely mimic the sizes and shapes of your natural teeth. Yet, their supportive roots are one aspect of your natural teeth that traditional bridges and dentures can’t mimic on their own. Because your roots play a vital role in the health of your teeth, jawbone, and surrounding oral structures, replacing them when they’re lost is essential to preserving your long-term oral health. With one or more dental implants, your dentist can help ensure that your smile remains strong and healthy in the long-run, as well as beautiful and fully functional in the immediate term.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are small posts that are inserted into your jawbone where your lost teeth roots once rested. Each implant post is designed and strategically placed to absorb more bite pressure than a single tooth root. Therefore, if you’ve lost multiple teeth, you may not require an implant post for each tooth. Once the posts are placed, your jawbone fuses to their biocompatible titanium surface, making them permanent parts of your jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. In addition to eliminating the need for clasps and adhesives to support your dental prosthetic, implants also offer the benefit of restoring stimulation in your jawbone and reducing your risks of experiencing further tooth loss.
Preserve Your Smile While Rebuilding It
Dental implants restore a vital function that your smile loses when you lose one or more teeth roots—the stimulation that keeps your jawbone healthy. To find out if you qualify for biocompatible dental implants, schedule a consultation with us by calling the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, today at 337-237-6453.