Top 5 Advantages of Dental Implants

Grandville Mi Dental Implant DentistsHave you recently lost one or more teeth? If so, it’s time to schedule a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists in Grandville, MI. They’ll be able to help you explore your tooth replacement options, including dental implants.

Getting a dental implant offers many advantages to your oral health. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Replace Missing Teeth

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that’s made out of a titanium alloy. This titanium alloy is biocompatible, which means it’s able to create a strong connection with your existing bone tissue.

This implant is then used as the foundation for an abutment and crown. Together, the implant, abutment, and crown give you the full function and appearance of a natural tooth.

Missing teeth affect more than just your self-confidence or the appearance of your smile, they can also affect your oral health. In fact, one missing tooth can increase your risk of further tooth loss and bone loss in the jaw.

2. Smile with Confidence

It can be hard to feel confident after losing a tooth. That’s why we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our dental implant dentists. They’ll be able to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implant surgery and develop a custom treatment plan to best fit your oral health needs.

3. Continue Eating Your Favorite Foods

Even the best-fitting dentures can slip when you eat foods that are difficult to chew. When this happens, patients can subtly correct slipping dentures by gently biting down and swallowing to shift the appliance back in place. However, many patients would prefer to avoid this inconvenience altogether.

Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. This means that they won’t move around while you’re trying to enjoy your favorite foods.

4. Prevent Further Tooth Loss

Your teeth depend on their roots, the gums, the jawbone, and adjacent teeth for support. This means that when you lose one tooth, your risk for further tooth loss increases. For this reason, our Grandville dentists may recommend the dental implant procedure to help prevent further tooth loss.

By replacing the missing tooth (along with its root), we’re able to prevent adjacent teeth from drifting and help keep the jawbone in good condition for years to come.

5. Stop Bone Loss in the Jaw

When you lose a tooth, your body starts to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. If left untreated, bone deterioration can lead to a condition called facial collapse. As the name suggests, facial collapse alters the patient’s facial profile so it appears more sunken. The chin will also start to protrude more as you lose bone density in the jaw.

The only way to stop jawbone deterioration after losing a tooth is to get a dental implant. Unlike other tooth replacement options, a dental implant restores the function of the lost tooth root. It exerts pressure on the jaw, tricking your body into believing the tooth is still there.

Request an Appointment with 44 West

Our dental implant dentists in Grandville, MI, are accepting new patients and are proud to serve Greater Grand Rapids. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please call 44 West Dental Professionals at (616) 530-2200. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.