If you’ve lost teeth, you might be concerned about how your replacement teeth will perform. Some prosthetics have limitations, and therefore affect a person’s ability to eat certain types of food. Fortunately, modern dentistry affords patients with treatment options that closely replicate biological teeth. When it comes to enjoying a diverse diet, dental implants are the best type of replacement teeth.
How Dental Implants Provide Superior Oral Function
Your ability to eat food is important for receiving the nutrition you need. Many patients who have endured tooth loss struggle with eating fibrous and chewy food – even those who have replacement teeth like dentures. Since dental implants are structurally complete replacement teeth, patients enjoy more control with their oral function.
A dental implant is a biocompatible metal component that replaces the roots of a tooth and holds a restoration or prosthetic that replaces the crown of a tooth. Since dental implants are embedded into the jawbone, they give patients more biting force to chew food. A person with dental implants can enjoy crunchy, chewy, and tougher foods than those with other types of replacement teeth.
Other Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to improving oral function, dental implants offer a number of unique advantages. These replacement teeth are very durable and low maintenance. A person with dental implants can brush and floss their replacement teeth as normal since their prosthetics are not removed for cleaning or overnight soaking.
Implants also help protect the health of the jawbones and support adjacent teeth. Bone deterioration after tooth loss is a serious concern. An implant will keep bone active and stimulated the same way that biological teeth do.
For those concerned with maintaining a natural looking appearance, dental implants are the best option. The prosthetics and restorations attached to dental implants can be made from materials that perfectly replicate the appearance and feel of natural teeth.
If you have questions about dental implants, call our practice to reserve a tooth replacement consultation with our implant dentist.