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Benefits of Dental Implants
Diagram of dental implant with postDental implants have many benefits over partial or removable dentures and dental bridges. They are recognized as the most comfortable, safe, and natural-looking tooth replacement option.

How Long Do Dental Implant Last?

Dental implants can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. However, if a person takes care of the maintenance and regular cleaning of the implants, they can last a lifetime and provide a comfortable tooth replacement. No other tooth replacement alternative has the ability to last a lifetime.

How Safe Are Dental Implants?

The prevalence of dental implants among adults in the U.S. having missing teeth has increased from 5.7% to 23%. However, access to this tooth replacement option is still very limited due to its high cost of treatment.
Nevertheless, dentists worldwide have been using dental implants for more than 50 years and consider them a well-developed and successful tooth replacement option.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Advances in dental technology have made dental implants safer than ever. Here are the major benefits of dental implants.

Dental Implants Look and Behave Like Natural Teeth

Dental implants restore the full chewing power and transfer the bite force all the way down to the jawbone. Each individual implant has a crown attached on top, which means that it is easy to chew and speak properly without fearing that the implants will slide or shift from their place.

Dental Implants Prevent Bone Resorption

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth roots. When these implants fuse with the jawbone and provide it stimulation during chewing, the bone area around the missing tooth will not deteriorate. This prevention of bone resorption is also important to maintain the health of other teeth.

Dental Implants Do Not Damage Adjacent Teeth

Unlike dental bridges that require the reduction of healthy adjacent teeth to accommodate the bridge in place, dental implants do not require such damage to the neighboring teeth. Dental implants will also fill in the missing tooth gap so that the adjacent teeth do not shift away from their position, and the chewing ability of a person is not affected.

Dental Implants Are Durable

Dental implants are made from the most biocompatible material, which is titanium. These implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement and have had a success ratio of more than 97% for 10 years.

Dental Implants Restore Cosmetic Appearance and Prevent Facial Sagging

After losing one or more teeth, a person can see many changes in their appearance, like sagging skin, the sunken appearance of the face and mouth, collapsed cheeks, and bite misalignment. Dental implants prevent all of these signs of premature aging by preventing bone loss from the jawbone.

Reasons Not to Get Dental Implants

As beneficial as dental implants are for tooth replacement, there are some drawbacks that can prevent you from getting this treatment.
•  Dental implants are placed during a highly invasive surgical procedure, and usually only the candidates with best oral health are eligible for this treatment.
•  There are some risks associated with the procedure, such as infection at the implant site, bruising and swelling of the gums, and nerve damage.
•  Dental implants are costly, which is why people often opt for dental bridges or dentures for tooth replacement.

At Sola Smile Co., our dental professionals Dr. Thomas Gent and Dr. Audrey Su ensure that every patient knows the best tooth replacement option they can receive, including dental implants. Call us at 512-615-9405 to schedule your appointment.
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There are a multitude of benefits to receiving dental implants. To learn more about the procedure and its benefits, visit Sola Smile Co. in Austin, TX!
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