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Benefits of Dental Implants

May 23, 2022
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Posted By: Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dental implants in Orlando, FL, do more than replace missing teeth. In addition, there are dental implant benefits that you may not have considered, making them an actual investment in your future smile health, aesthetics, and function.

Replacing missing teeth is essential to your ongoing oral health, and dental implants are top performers in benefits like longevity, bite restoration, stability, and appearance.

In some cases, patients look at cost alone and decide not to move forward with dental implants, but the initial cost may be offset by longevity and the safeguards that keep your smile healthy. In other words, dental implants can save you money in the long run.

"Dental implants in Orlando are the gold standard in tooth replacement."

Stable Solution for Missing Teeth

Other tooth replacement options sit on top of the gums (dentures) or are anchored to other teeth (dental bridge). The latter typically means removing healthy enamel from neighboring teeth. While these choices fill in your smile, they are not the most stable solution. Dental implants are replacement roots with the capacity to integrate into your jawbone, making them superior to other options. They’ll never rock, tilt, or require ongoing dental visits for adjustments and relines.

Natural Function

A dental implant is the only option available that restores the entire anatomy of your tooth, from the root up. This level of stability means a restored bite function and peace of mind. So you can smile, laugh, and indulge in dietary favorites without worry. Think of your dental implant as a redo, a new tooth, a fresh start!

Oral Health Benefits

Replacing missing teeth is essential to the future of your oral health. When teeth are missing, other things can go wrong, including:

Bite Protection: Smile gaps invite stable teeth to relocate or shift toward these roomy spaces. Over time, this throws off your bite, putting stress on specific teeth taxed with most of the chewing. This can lead to wear, eventual fractures, and even an increase in cavities.

Jawbone Health: The jawbone naturally deteriorates when teeth are missing, leading to a concave or aged appearance. Because they replace the tooth and the root, dental implants stimulate the bone to remain healthy and viable. No other tooth-replacement option protects your bone health.

Maintenance-Free Tooth Replacement

Dentures require soaking and, for best results, cleaning with a denture polish and brush. A dental bridge needs a floss threader and a special cleaning brush for ongoing maintenance. A dental implant requires nothing other than the care you afford your natural teeth—brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings.

Dental Implant Options

Dental implants can mean a single tooth root replacement capped with a quality dental crown or an entire arch of restoring teeth—implant-supported denture—secured with four to six dental implants. When you consider that four to six implants can stabilize an entire denture, you discover their strength and durability.

Tooth Replacement Longevity

With dentures and bridges, you’ll need replacements sooner than you think. For example, dentures can crack and lose their snug fit. Your bridge has a lifespan as well. However, dental implants can last for decades and even for life. So even if you need to replace the tooth portion of your implant in the far future (dental crown), your dental implant root should still be viable.

Your Quick Guide to Dental Implants in Orlando, FL

A consultation with the dentist decides whether dental implants are the right solution for your tooth loss. If they are, we schedule your treatment in stages.

After your consultation, the next step is implant placement. We numb the treatment site and surgically place the implant. This is an image-guided procedure carried out with precision.

You may notice mild discomfort and swelling after implant placement for a few days. However, NSAIDs like ibuprofen are all you’ll need!

When the implant integrates into the bone, you come in for a custom crown or prosthetic attachment. Afterward, you’re free to enjoy your new smile and feel confident that you made the healthiest decision for your tooth replacement.

Contact Your Dental Implant Dentist in Orlando, FL

Nothing is better for missing teeth than dental implants. If you would like to learn more or have questions for our implant dentist, give us a call today.

We serve patients from all locations, including Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, Eastwood, Oviedo, Wedgefield, and your neighborhood.  

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