Many people hear the length of time or average cost of dental implant tooth replacement plans, and they don’t want to hear about their individual treatment options. The entire process can sound overwhelming to patients, but what you miss by not listening to the whole story are all of the benefits that make implant supported tooth replacement options worth the extra effort. In this blog, our professionals walk you through some of the benefits of replacing your lost tooth or teeth with an implant retained restoration.
1 – Look & Feel Your Best
The most significant benefit or dental implant supported tooth replacement for many people is reclaiming the look and feel of your healthy, natural smile. Traditional tooth replacement solutions don’t always look very natural, and removable dentures only restore about 20% of healthy tooth function. Compared with other tooth replacement options, Implant supported replacement teeth offer 70% or greater restoration of dental function, and they look and feel like your natural smile.
2 – Long Lasting Results
A traditional fixed bridge or denture needs to be replaced at least once every ten years to ensure they continue to function properly. That cost adds up. Implant retained dental crowns, bridges, and dentures have retention rates in the high 90% after twenty years, and many people are able to keep the same prosthetic for the rest of their lives.
3 – No Worry & No Hassle
If you need extensive tooth replacement that requires a full or partial denture, you may be dreading the hassles of learning to speak and chew using these prosthetics and having to care for them. An implant supported restoration takes all the stress and hassle out of having a denture. Because the denture is attached to implant posts, it will stay firmly in place, looking, feeling, and functioning like your healthy smile. Additionally, you can brush your implant denture just like you would your healthy teeth.
4 – Preserve Oral Health & Dental Structures
Traditional tooth replacement options place pressure on healthy dental structures. Fixed bridges require the dentist to remove healthy tooth structure just to create the support your replacement tooth needs. Partial and full dentures place uncomfortable pressure on supportive gum tissue and any remaining healthy teeth. Over time, this means more dental damage, and in many cases, further tooth loss. Instead of putting more strain on your damaged smile, dental implants replace the support systems of teeth – the roots. That means any remaining teeth are protected from unnecessary strain. Additionally, the dental implant post provides the necessary stimulus to ensure your supporting bone and gum tissues remain full and healthy.
5 – Versatile Results for Almost Anyone
In the early days of dental implants, only a select few people were good candidates for this tooth replacement option. Today, the technology, materials, and techniques used to create these versatile tooth replacement plans mean that almost anyone can receive an implant supported replacement tooth or teeth. In fact, if you’re over the age of 18, relatively healthy, and ready to restore your smile, dental implants are likely a good option for you. We may need to partner with you and your general physician to discuss health conditions and medications that make the process a little more challenging, but if you’re committed to the process, your Las Colinas dentist can create a dental implant restoration plan to repair your smile.
Why Should I Visit Radiance Dentistry for Dental Implants?
In the dental field, there are two separate specialties that directly relate to dental implant tooth replacement – oral surgery and prosthodontics. To achieve the ideal end result, many general dentists send their patients to one or more specialists to complete the implant placement and restoration process because these specialty dental offices ensure patients have the best results. At Radiance Dentistry, you can complete the entire process in the skilled hands for Dr. Mounir Iskander, but you can call him Dr. M. One of the few local practitioners who has skill in both oral surgery and prosthodontics, Dr. M can surgically place dental implants in complete comfort and safety, and he can design and attach a flawless dental restoration that will last.
When you’re ready to get started at Radiance Dentistry, call our Las Colinas dental team. We can’t wait to create your beautiful new smile.