The benefits of dental implants
By Greg Herzler, D.D.S.
December 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

If you've lost teeth from trauma or decay, your dentist may recommend implants as the best way to protect your oral health for a lifetime.

Dental implants are small pieces of metal that are placed directly into the jaw bone. Once placed, they're covered with crowns, bridges, Dental Implantsor dentures to restore your smile. They serve the same purpose as a tooth root, helping to anchor your replacement teeth into your mouth.

Because they replace the tooth root and not just the visible part of the tooth, dental implants provide the most complete and long-term solution for missing teeth. Dental implants can help you maintain:

Confidence: Dental implants provide the most stable base for replacement teeth, so you won’t have to worry about them slipping while you're talking or chewing. Your new teeth will be firmly set in your mouth, giving you back your bright and confident smile.

A well-aligned bite: Replacing missing teeth with dental implants evenly distributes the force of your bite among all your teeth. It also prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting into the open space. Keeping your bite aligned helps prevent jaw pain and damage to your remaining teeth.

Bone health: When you’re missing natural teeth, there is no better solution than dental implants to maintain the health of your jaw bones for life. If you don't replace the tooth root, the bones begin to deteriorate from lack of stimulation. This will quickly lead to a sunken facial appearance and accelerate the formation of wrinkles around the mouth and jaw.

Long-term dental health: The best part about dental implants is their durability and longevity. Implants have had a successful track record for decades--and for many people, they'll last a lifetime. This means that you can enjoy the above benefits for years on end without worry.

Saginaw Dental Implants

Dental implants are the optimal treatment for missing teeth, helping to protect your appearance, confidence, and oral health. Greg Herzler, a Saginaw dentist since 1980, performs dental implants to help give patients the smile they want once again. Request your appointment now or call (989) 793-7733 today to find out if implants are the right choice for you.