When patients first receive dental implants, they can almost immediately notice the highly lifelike comfort and stability that the prosthetic roots provide for their replacement teeth. This comfort and stability are among the main reasons why dental implant restorations are so popular. However, after several decades of clinical use, dental implants continue to grow increasingly more popular, thanks mainly to the long-term benefits that can take patients years to fully realize.
What Dental Implants Do
Dental implants are small posts crafted from titanium, which is biocompatible and interacts favorably with your jawbone structure. Like teeth roots, implant posts are designed support a custom dental prosthesis (i.e., dental crown, bridge, or denture) by first becoming part of your jawbone. Their immediate purpose is to support your prosthesis without the need for hidden clasps, adhesives, or the support of nearby healthy teeth. In the long run, however, implants also restore the vital functions of your teeth roots, which include stimulating the flow of nutrients that your jawbone relies on to stay strong and healthy.
The Long-Term Benefits of Implants
The stimulation that your teeth roots provide is the main indicator for your body to send your jawbone nutrients. The amount of this stimulation tells your body how much nutrition to send your jawbone and teeth. By replacing this stimulation after tooth loss, dental implants help preserve your jawbone and oral health in a way that traditional prostheses can’t, which reduces your risks of experiencing severe dental issues, including further tooth loss.
Learn if You Can Benefit from Dental Implants
Aside from improved comfort and support for your replacement teeth, the most significant benefits of dental implants are what they do for your long-term oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402)330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.