Implants offer numerous advantages:
1. Improve Esthetics:
Since implants are placed in the gum similar to the way a natural tooth is supported, they offer a more realistic and natural look compared to other alternatives.
2. Prevent bone resorption:
When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes and jaw bone becomes thin. Research shows that 60% of the bone width is lost within the first year post tooth extraction. Grafting socket post tooth extraction will insure adequate jaw bone width present to accept placing an implant.
3. Denture Retention and Stability
Patients who have experienced removable full or partial dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer a great improvement to denture retention for all patients. In some cases the denture can be secured to a group of implants with special screws that stabilize the denture completely.
4. Preserving natural tooth structure:
Replacing missing teeth with a fixed bridge requires prepping adjacent teeth ultimately connecting 3 or more teeth. Today the standard of care is to replace missing teeth with an implant to avoid shaving down adjacent teeth.
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