When you lose one or more teeth, the effects extend beyond your smile’s appearance, or the noticeable change in your bite’s balance. The loss of your teeth’s roots also deprives your jawbone of vital stimulation when you bite and chew, which results in the gradual erosion of your jawbone structure. Dental implants are small, biocompatible titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, and used to support a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture with the same stability as natural teeth roots. In addition to stabilizing your replacement tooth/teeth, implants also help preserve the long-term health and integrity of the jawbone structure that supports the rest of your teeth.
The Long-Term Benefits of Implants
Dental implants are the newest form of prosthodontic dentistry, and in the decades since they’ve been introduced, they’ve enjoyed a success rate of over 90%. The secret is in a process known as osseointegration—after the implant posts are placed into your jawbone, the bone structure heals to the titanium implant posts, securing them permanently in place. Once your dentist attaches your prosthesis to your implant posts, your replacement teeth will not only rebuild your smile, but also preserve it better than traditional prosthodontic options.
Ask Your Dentist if You Qualify for Implants
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then speak with your dentist to see if you qualify for a dental implant-supported prosthesis. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018 or 913-353-4213. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.