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Why Dental Implants Are the Key to Healthier Teeth?

Dental implants have been used for years to correct dental anomalies. They replaced removable dentures, which often required a lot of work to maintain them and were pretty uncomfortable. Dental implants feature an artificial root that is inserted into your gum, which eventually fuses with your jawbone. The artificial root then serves as an anchor to hold a crown or a bridge, which serves as the missing tooth. Here are some reasons why you should consider dental implants:

High Success Rate

Dental implants have come a long way and clients are now assured that the dental implants will have a very high success rate. When conducted by a dental specialist, the success rate of dental implants has been estimated to be about 95%. This is because, over the years, the technology surrounding dental implants has been considerably improved to the point where failure is unlikely.

Look and Feel

Not only has the safety rate been improved but even the look and feel of dental implants have improved. Modern dental implants have been improved to the point where implants feel and look natural. When the first implants were put, it was obvious from the material used and how they were placed that they were not natural teeth. Today, the implants are even matched to the color of your teeth making it impossible for someone to tell them apart.

Meals are Easier to Consume

Eating is one of the great pleasures of life and unlike dentures implants do not get in your way when it comes to mealtime. You can chew food naturally and you don’t have to take any precautions when eating your food. The bite force does not change and is much better than that of someone with dentures. This is because dentures keep sliding, making the process of eating a little more difficult than normal. There is also no sensitivity as the nerve root is no longer present so you can enjoy hot or cold dishes without any problems.

Protect Healthy Teeth

Traditionally, when one loses a tooth, dentists would place a bridge over the gap that was anchored on the adjacent healthy teeth. For this to happen, the dentists needed to shape the adjacent teeth, thus affecting them. Thanks to the use of implants, bridges can be placed right on top of the implant. Therefore, it eliminates the need to tamper with the rest of one's healthy teeth and gums.

Replace Dental Roots

Dentures and other alternatives to implants often focus on the top part of the tooth and don’t really pay much attention to the root, which holds the tooth or implant firmly in place. This is the reason why dentures are rarely firm and move around a lot. An implant, on the other hand, is firmly anchored into the gum and is held in place by the jawbone. This makes it firm and strong and the bridge on top of the implant stays in place without any motion.

If you are looking for a trusted dentist who specializes in dental implants, come to Guerrino Dentistry. We have years of experience in safely performing dental implant surgeries with a high success rate. Call us today to book an appointment.