You might wonder if all the hype about dental implants is justified or if it’s just another gimmicky dental trend. We understand it’s tough for our patients to keep up on all of the latest developments in dentistry, so we wanted to share a few tips and facts about dental implants to explain what makes them so beneficial.
Dental implants can slow down or prevent the natural resorption of your bone that occurs with tooth loss. Just like the “use it or lose it” principle, when nothing is there to keep your bone structure in place, it begins to recede. Placing a dental implant into your bone stabilizes and protects that relationship.
Speaking of stability, your dental implant integrates with your jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. This process results in a stable structure, much like the roots of your natural teeth.
Keeping dental implants clean is convenient. Because dental implants mimic your natural teeth, caring for them is as simple as thoroughly brushing, flossing, and keeping your regular professional cleaning appointments.
Healthy gums remain the most crucial element in the protection of your dentistry and oral health. Failing to keep your gums healthy could result in losing your dental implant. At your regular exams, we will make sure that your teeth and gums are in good condition so that your dentistry lasts a long time.
When you lose teeth, the shape of your face changes. Dental implants support your facial structure and keep you looking your best. You have probably seen people with missing teeth that have a sunken appearance. When we place dental implants, your bone structure does a better job of supporting your facial muscles and skin.
If you’re considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, call our Longmont dental office to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Ryan Bond and take the first step toward a healthier smile.