Benefits of Dental Implants
There are some very surprising things that happen to you when you lose an adult tooth. When the roots and the crown are gone, it can lead to a tremendous amount of change inside of your mouth, and it is not good. This is why Joseph Preziosi, DMD in Clark, NJ encourages our patients to understand the profound benefits of dental implants.
As part of restorative dentistry, dental implants achieve many things. They do restore a missing tooth and its roots. Dental implants are two-part devices that are placed in the jaw tissue and the gum, and include the shaft that is surgically inserted and a dental crown that serves as the new, visible tooth. Having the functional tooth is a great outcome, but the benefits of dental implants extend beyond that. Just consider:
They prevent teeth from moving – Remove one tooth and the surrounding teeth loosen and shift. This alters your bite pattern, introduces the teeth to the threat of decay and/or damage, and can bring on issues like TMJ (a jaw problem) and bruxism (teeth grinding) among other concerns. One of the obvious benefits of dental implants is that they hold everything where it belongs.
They stop jaw and gum recession – Your body communicates on a level that few understand, and this includes the nerves in the teeth and gums communicating and keeping things going smoothly. When you lose a tooth, you lose the nerves and the physical pulp of the tooth. This sends the message to the blood vessels and tissue in the area to contract. If you lose several teeth in one area of your jaw, the tissue tightens and shrinks, and even the jaw may recede!
They enable you the highest quality of life possible – As your restorative dentist in Clark, Dr. Preziosi will point out that one of the top benefits of dental implants is that they work just like natural teeth. This means you talk and speak just as you always have, but you also get to eat the same too. Forget soft diets because you have mostly gum or weakened teeth. With dental implants, your diet can include fibrous and harder foods that ensure you enjoy the highest quality of diet. You will also smile easily because you have teeth that are natural in appearance, healthy and strong. This too boosts your wellbeing!
Restorative dentistry is a vital part of modern dentistry, and dental implants are an option with a very high success rate and a lot of impressive benefits. If you have additional questions about the benefits of dental implants, give us a call at our Clark, NJ office at 908-654-7100. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.