Benefits of Dental Implants
At Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we provide dental implants as a solution for tooth loss. Dental implants are an incredible treatment that provides a unique alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. This treatment uses small titanium posts to provide support for your replacement teeth. The posts are surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. Here, your bone fuses to the posts, turning them into the roots that anchor your replacement teeth in place. Although the process for dental implants is more involved than traditional treatments, the benefits of this treatment are incredible.
Dental implants are a versatile treatment that can meet a variety of different needs. Whether you are missing one tooth or many, there is a solution for just about everyone. Common types of implants include
||Single tooth. This treatment is used to replace an individual tooth. It uses a single post to support one crown.
||Multiple teeth. This treatment is used to replace two or more consecutive teeth. The number of posts required varies from patient to patient depending upon their specific situation.
||Full arch restorations. A full arch restoration replaces a full arch of teeth. Typically, 6 to 8 posts are used to support the new arch of teeth.
Giving You Back Your Beautiful Smile
Dental implants provide a completely natural restoration to your smile. The crowns are made from ceramic, a material that looks exactly like your real teeth. It can be colored to match the color of your natural teeth, and it reflects light just like natural enamel. Additionally, there is no base. Instead, your gums sit around the crowns just like they sit around your real teeth. This provides a completely natural appearance. With your smile perfectly restored, your confidence will soar.
Perfectly Restoring the Functions of Your Missing Teeth
Dental implants function exactly like your real teeth. The crowns are held securely in place by the posts, allowing you to bite and chew all of your favorite foods again. You do not have to worry about your teeth slipping out of place or falling out. Moreover, because you can chew normally again, you can properly break down the foods you eat. This improves your digestion and your overall nutrition.
Your new teeth also perfectly restore your speech. They feel exactly like your real teeth. You do not have to worry about getting used to a new object in your mouth or relearning how to speak properly.
Easy to Care For
One of the biggest complaints about dentures is that they require a significant amount of care. They need to be removed every night to be cleaned, and they need to be soaked overnight while you sleep. Dental implants can be brushed and flossed just like your real teeth. You do not need to worry about taking them out or soaking them. They stay in your mouth, and your teeth are only removed if professional maintenance is needed.
With dental implants, your replacement teeth are supported by the titanium posts, which integrate into your jawbone. This means you do not have excessive pressure on your gums or your adjacent teeth. Instead, they feel completely natural.
Preserving the Integrity of Your Jawbone
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores stimulation to your jawbone. The posts function just like your real tooth roots, stimulating the bone when you chew. This restores the delivery of essential nutrients to your jaw, stopping and preventing bone loss. As a result, your jawbone remains strong and healthy.
Learn More About Dental Implants
Dental implants are an amazing treatment that provides several significant benefits. Call Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at (503) 446-6776 today to learn more and to find out if dental implants are right for you.