Benefits of Dental Implants
Modern dental technologies are amazing, and few of them compare to the technologies associated with implant dentistry. Though it has existed for many decades, it has only now been perfected and made available to most dental patients. Dr. Grant Burdick of Designed Smiles in Brea, CA is an implant dentist who encourages our patients to discover the many benefits of dental implants.
As a preferred dentist in Brea, Dr. Burdick offers a wide range of cosmetic, general and restorative dentistry solutions. Dental implants are one of those solutions that bridge over several areas of dentistry. They can be part of a smile makeover or cosmetic solution, but they are so functional and beneficial that they are always seen as restorative.
While the fact that they bring your mouth back to a more functional state is one of the key benefits of dental implants, let’s consider the many others:
The alignment of your upper and lower teeth is quite important to overall oral health. If your existing bite changes, it can cause pain, uneven wear on the teeth, and lead to fracturing or chipping of the teeth and jaw problems like TMJ or bruxism (teeth grinding).
The loss of a tooth allows the surrounding teeth to shift (misaligning the bite), but it also triggers the jaw to reabsorb bone that once supported the roots, and leads to gum atrophy. This is why gums shrink tightly over bone when the teeth are gone, and this leads to many unwanted changes.
Without teeth, and with bone and gum loss, your teeth shift, your bite changes, and you may lose other teeth. You start to speak, eat and look differently, and you may have to alter your diet too.
If your budget does not allow for many implants to replace a large number of missing teeth, another of the benefits of dental implants is that you can rely on them to support a dental bridge or a set of full dentures.
There are many amazing benefits of dental implants, and the process is now at a 95-98% success rate too. If you have additional questions about the benefits of dental implants, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Brea, CA office at 714-529-0100. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about dental implants, read our dental implants overview.