The Popularity of Dental Implants

When patients first receive dental implants, they can almost immediately notice comfort and stability that the prosthetic roots provide for their replacement teeth. This comfort and stability are among the main reasons why dental implants are so popular; however, after several decades of clinical use, dental implants continue to grow increasingly more popular, thanks mainly to the long-term benefits that can take patients years to fully realize.

What Dental Implants Do

Dental implants are small posts crafted from titanium, which is biocompatible and interacts favorably with your jawbone structure. Like teeth roots, implant posts are designed to support a custom dental prosthesis (i.e., dental crown, bridge, or denture) by first becoming part of your jawbone. Their immediate purpose is to support your prosthesis without the need for hidden clasps, adhesives, or the support of nearby healthy teeth. In the long run, however, implants also restore the vital functions of your teeth roots, which include stimulating the flow of nutrients that your jawbone relies on to stay strong and healthy.

The Long-Term Benefits of Implants

The stimulation that your teeth roots provide is the main indicator for your body to send your jawbone nutrients. The amount of this stimulation tells your body how much nutrition to send your jawbone and teeth. By replacing this stimulation after tooth loss, dental implants help preserve your jawbone and oral health in a way that traditional prostheses can’t, which reduces your risks of experiencing severe dental issues, including further tooth loss.

Learn How You Can Benefit from Dental Implants

To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member to learn more about dental implants, call our Southlake, TX dental office today or request an appointment online. We proudly treat patients in Southlake, TX and surrounding areas including Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor.

 

 

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