What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?


Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cosmetic dentistry

Missing teeth can greatly affect a patient’s smile in a negative way. Natural teeth can go missing for a number of reasons, including extraction, trauma, failed root canals, Periodontal disease and aging. While loosing teeth is never pleasant but is some cases unavoidable, living with gaps in your mouth is certainly not necessary. Many patients who want to restore their smile may consider cosmetic dentistry Dental implants. Our Fremont Dental practice StarBrite Dental offers competitive costs of dental implants which can change smiles–and lives!

Dr. Lokhandwala, of Fremont’s StarBrite Dental, understands that a beautiful smile is important for a patient’s appearance and their self-esteem. Patients have a variety of solutions that they can consider for restoring a smile after tooth loss. Dental bridges can be used to replace the space with a false tooth called a pontic. Others may consider partial dentures, which snap into place (similar to a retainer) and use false teeth to replace the missing ones. Dental implants are however considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement because of the many benefits.

Dental implants are long-lasting, strong, and predictable restorations. They are made with titanium, which is biocompatible with the human body, and are surgically implanted into the jawbone replacing the root of the tooth that was removed. Dr. Lokhandwala will then place a dental crown over the top of the implant. These crowns are made to match the patient’s existing teeth and look completely natural within the patient’s smile. Effectively, the dental implant replaces the removed tooth with a new prosthetic tooth which has virtually the same functionality as the natural tooth.

Dental implants are often recommended because they allow the patient to have a permanent replacement that can even help stimulate bone growth. When tooth loss occurs, the bone underneath the gums may start to deteriorate. The insertion of a dental implant can help stimulate bone growth. This is important because arresting bone loss is important to maintain facial structure and muscle tone.

Dental implants are not just for replacing a single tooth, but can also be used for stabilizing full mouth dentures. Implant-support dentures have superior strength and stability which is significantly better then the dental adhesives and regular dental suction options. Patients who struggle with ill-fitting dentures, or fear that their dentures will not properly stay in place, will benefit from implant-supported dentures.

Patients have many choices when it comes to restoring their smile. Dr. Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental can assist patients in making educated decisions regarding their dental health and beauty, and will often strongly recommend patients consider the amazing benefits of dental implants. With competitive costs of dental tooth implants, it is clear as to what the decision to restoring a lost tooth should be.

 

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