Why are dental implants so popular?
There are several reasons for the popularity of dental implants. Basically, they are the only option that is actually a complete, free-standing tooth replacement.
The secret of dental implants is that they are supported by a small titanium post that is surgically inserted in your jaw. Over time, this post bonds securely with surrounding bone tissue and acts as the replacement root for your missing tooth.
One benefit of using dental implants is that they actually improve your oral health. When you lose a tooth and its root, that part of your jaw can begin to deteriorate. Another advantage is that the replacement root prevents surrounding teeth from moving out of alignment.
Since a dental implant essentially becomes part of your jaw, it functions just like a natural tooth, allowing you to eat with ease and speak properly. Also, their design makes dental implants perfect for holding bridges and dentures securely in place.
Dental implants are appropriate for the majority of people, but they won’t work for everyone. Since your jaw supports the implant, there must be sufficient bone density to hold it in place. If this is the case, we can discuss other options like bridges and full or partial dentures.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and our other options for tooth replacement, please contact our Oak Grove dental office. We’ll be happy to arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Schaus to discuss your needs.