Four reasons why dental implants are a great idea for our patients in Asheville, NC
Tooth loss causes a domino effect that can ultimately impact comfort, function, and sense of confidence. While there are other options such as a dental bridge or denture, in most cases of tooth replacement, dental implants are a preferred solution. The tiny titanium posts that are intended as replacement roots have a success rate of up to 98 percent
. Here are four reasons why patients of our Asheville, NC practice find dental implants treatment appealing:
- The natural chewing mechanism is fully restored. Implants are situated beneath the gums, in the jawbone, just like natural tooth roots. As such, whatever restoration that is selected to replace missing teeth has optimal stability. This allows you to eat a variety of foods, and to ensure that you are getting proper nutrition as well as the sensory pleasure that comes with eating.
- Dental implants are not only for singular teeth. One of the major advances in implant dentistry has been the use of a few strategically-placed posts to support larger restorations, such as a bridge or full denture. Implant-support makes the most of your investment into tooth replacement because it enhances the overall function of this type of restoration. Additionally, stabilizing a bridge with implants removes the need to rely on adjacent teeth for support.
- Quality of life improves. There is no way to feel completely confident in speaking, laughing, or chewing when your teeth do not provide you with a sensation of stability. Many patients who choose implants report complete satisfaction because their replacement teeth feel no different than their natural teeth. This is a significant aspect of overall quality of life.
- Ongoing support. One of the most notable benefits patients experience from their implants is the ongoing support of teeth, the jaw, and the face. You may not realize that bone tissue is regenerated on an ongoing basis. In the jawbone, this regeneration is stimulated when you chew, and it requires teeth roots. When roots are not present, no stimulation passes from teeth to the jawbone and, in time, bone density diminishes. Replacement of roots with implants provides necessary stimulation, and reinstates the mutually beneficial activity between teeth, roots, and bone.
Don't let tooth loss diminish your quality of life. Call (828) 585-4049 to schedule a consultation at Asheville Smile Center.