Dental implants are cylindrical titanium posts that an oral surgeon places in the jaw bone to support a dental restoration. If you’re missing one or more permanent teeth, dental implants help ensure that you have a healthy, secure smile. Here we will review just some of the benefits of dental implants in our Columbus, GA, dental office. We provide dental implants for patients missing single teeth or both full tooth arches.
The Benefits of Dental Implants in Columbus, GA
Implants and implant-secured restorations provide many advantages for patients missing permanent teeth. We often recommend implants to support restorations because of these benefits. Dental implants:
Implants can secure dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. These restorations use custom-made false teeth that are color-matched to blend in with the smile or brighten the smile. They are made of porcelain or resin materials that provide durability yet match the shape and color of natural teeth.
Improve the Bite
Patients missing one or more permanent teeth experience bite problems. Gaps in the bite create an uneven bite, which can make eating painful.
Dental implants fully restore biting and chewing capabilities
Support Natural Teeth
If patients are missing several, but not all of their teeth, single implants and implant-secured bridges or partial dentures can help support surrounding teeth. Sometimes patients are at risk of damaging or losing remaining natural teeth if they already have teeth missing. Dental implants can prevent these problems and also do not require support from natural teeth to keep restorations in place. Treatments like traditional dental bridges often require tooth preparation, which removes natural tooth enamel.
Removable dentures lay on the gums and use adhesive to stay in place. Still, dentures can slip around the mouth. They also have dietary restrictions because it is difficult to eat hard, sticky, or crunchy foods with removable dentures. Dental implants support teeth at the root and stabilize the bite, which means patients can eat as they would with natural teeth.
Patients with missing teeth can experience bone resorption if they do not receive a restoration soon enough. This bone loss can create problems like facial sagging. Because implants fuse with the jaw bone, they promote healthy jaw bone tissue and growth.
Last For Many Years
With the right care, implant posts themselves can last for many years. While some patients may require replacement crowns, bridges, or dentures over time, the implants will stay in place. Patients who are in good oral health and do not smoke or develop dental infections, especially during the implant process, will have permanent implants.
Are you interested in dental implants? Call our dental office for restorative care today at (706) 407-4851. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Albert Caves online.