Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great steps forward in modern dentistry, and they’re available at David Rice DDS in Elgin.
You’ve probably heard some of the implant hype:
- ‘Dental implants are as good as natural teeth!’
- ‘Implants can anchor dentures so they don’t slip around!’
- ‘Implants are far superior to dental bridges!’
Those are bold claims. However, individuals with dental implants understand that they aren’t exaggerations.
A dental implant is the strongest restoration for a missing tooth. They look and funcion like natural teeth.
Let’s discuss two lesser-known reasons why dental implants are the best tooth restoration option that dentistry has to offer. These issues don’t receive as much attention, but they should.
Why Are Dental Implants Revolutionary?
A dental implant is a permanent metal tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone. It replaces a missing tooth. In the months following implantation, it integrates with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
The post becomes a sturdy base for the visible restoration (abutment) above the gumline. A crown is attached to the post and abutment.
Dental implants are superior to bridges because:
- Remaining teeth are not compromised
- Implants are not as suscepitible to infection or decay
- Implants stimulate bone growth, preventing recession
If you are missing one or more teeth, consider replacement with a dental implant from David Rice DDS in Elgin. We also offer a full range of general and family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!