What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Older Female Showing Off Natural-Looking SmileMany dental surgeons like our doctors consider dental implants to be the best tooth-replacement option available to men and women in Peoria who have loose, missing, or diseased teeth. This advanced, state-of-the-art system truly changes the lives of hundreds of patients every year by fully restoring their oral function and aesthetics.

The benefits of dental implants are many and can be seen regardless of whether or not you need one implant to replace a single tooth, or you need an entirely new set of teeth.

Dental Implants are Permanent

The number one benefit of dental implants is the fact that they are a permanent solution for loose, missing, or diseased teeth. In order to place dental implants, our doctors will surgically place your dental implants directly into your jawbone, where they will fuse to the bone as they heal. Essentially, dental implants become “one” with the bone, creating a permanent bond with the potential to last a lifetime.

Dental Implants Fully Restore Oral Function

As we mentioned above, dental implants benefit patients in Peoria by fully restoring their oral function. This is something that older tooth-replacement options like dentures and bridges do not truly provide, as they tend to slip and slide about the mouth, or they come with dietary restrictions. Dental implants, on the other hand, are a permanent solution to your loose, missing, or damaged teeth so they will stay in place, allowing you to eat and speak the way you did with your natural teeth, giving you the freedom to experience the small joys of everyday life again.

Dental Implants Stimulate the Jawbone

Because dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, they provide the bone with much-needed stimulation. This stimulation keeps the bone strong and healthy and protects it from losing its shape as time goes on. Other options like dentures and bridges are placed on top of the gum line, which does not stimulate the bone. Therefore, patients with these tooth-replacement options experience jawbone resorption and changes to the shape of their face. Not only does this affect your overall look, but it means you’ll need to replace your dentures or bridges every few years to accommodate for the changes.

Dental Implants are Natural Looking

While their strength and permanency are huge benefits of dental implants, another great advantage if this tooth-replacement option is the fact that they provide patients with a beautiful, natural-looking smile. By working with your restorative dentist in Peoria, our doctors will create a customized treatment plant that will include crowns for your dental implants that will match your existing teeth, or if you need a full-mouth restoration, crowns that will look natural within your mouth.

Let Our Doctors Restore Your Oral Function

Our doctors at Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Peoria truly care about the satisfaction and comfort of every dental implant patient they treat, so you can rest assured that your treatment plan and care will be specifically designed to provide you with an experience and results you will be proud of.

To schedule your initial consultation, call us today at (309) 682-1213.