Benefits of Dental Implants: Beyond the Restoration of Your Smile

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in restorative dentistry, as they provide unparalleled oral health benefits to patients with missing teeth. Besides providing a stable foundation for a variety of permanent restorations, implants replace tooth roots to stimulate and preserve jawbone tissue.

Backed by years of experience and advanced technology, Dr. Sol Weiss makes the numerous benefits of dental implants available to patients at his Toronto, ON, dental practice.

Functional Benefits of Dental Implants

Before the advent of dental implants, patients who lost their teeth due to decay, disease, or advanced age depended on traditional prosthetics such as dentures or bridges to restore their smiles. This posed challenges: in the absence of tooth roots, the jawbone begins to atrophy. This can cause a denture or bridge to shift. As a result, patients needed to have their restoration repeatedly refined to accommodate changes in the shape of the jaw.

Dental implants are unique, as they can halt bone loss associated with missing teeth.

Implant-supported prosthetics replace missing teeth, restoring the beauty and functionality of your smile.

The implants themselves are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw. Over time, the implants fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. After integration is complete, the implants have become a permanent part of the patient’s anatomy and function just like natural tooth roots, able to support restorations such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Dental implants can prevent other oral issues as well. The gaps left in your smile after tooth loss can cause your remaining teeth to shift, leading to malocclusion. Stable, implant-supported restorations can prevent such effects from occurring.

Eat and Smile with Confidence Again

Living with missing teeth makes it difficult to eat and speak with confidence, and can affect your overall health. For example, chewing on only one side of your mouth can cause jaw pain and headaches. It is important to replace lost teeth with the appropriate implant-supported prosthetic to restore a balanced bite.

Dental implants offer a variety of both functional and aesthetic benefits.

Traditional removable dentures can shift around in the mouth and affect speech, as well as impose dietary restrictions. With implant-supported dentures, patients do not have to worry about dentures slipping or shifting.

If implant-retained artificial teeth are permanently fixed, you also do not have to worry about removing and re-affixing your prosthetic every day. With restored oral function, you can resume speaking clearly as well as eating the foods you love. The ability to freely speak, smile, laugh, and eat can greatly boost a patient’s quality of life.

Aesthetic Benefits of Dental Implants

In addition to functional benefits, implant-supported restorations provide exceptional cosmetic benefits. Implant-supported crowns, bridges and dentures are made from advanced materials that blend seamlessly with your smile.

This can ensure that people will notice your vibrant new smile, and not the dental work behind it. Removable dentures, on the other hand, require a conspicuous plastic base as well as adhesive to stay in place.

Reach Out to Us

Implant-supported prosthetics replace missing teeth, restoring the beauty and functionality of your smile.

At The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Weiss offers personalized care to each of his patients, implementing the latest techniques in dentistry. Contact us to learn more about this versatile restorative treatment, and how you can experience its multiple benefits.

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