How Dental Implants Prevent Further Tooth Loss
- Posted on: Dec 30 2013
Avoiding further tooth loss after losing one or more teeth is one of the main concerns by our patients here at our Pompano oral surgery practice. What we often tell these patients is that if they make the choice to have dental implants as a tooth replacement option, they wouldn’t have to worry as implants could actually help preserve the integrity of their remaining natural teeth. Awesome, right? Read on below to learn how.
More Stable Than Other Tooth Replacement Options
First of all, dental implants are more stable than other tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges as they have the ability to bond with your jawbone (like the root of your missing natural tooth) through a process called osseointegration. Due to the implant replacing the root structure, the jawbone doesn’t wear away, which often occurs after a tooth loss. When the jawbone wears out, further tooth loss will most likely follow suit.
In addition, implants can stand alone and does not require support from surrounding tooth. This advantage is unlike fixed permanent bridges which require crowns from adjacent teeth to function.
Such aspect of implants could prevent weakening of the surrounding teeth which in turn will help you save further tooth loss.
If you’d like to prevent further tooth loss after missing a tooth or teeth, dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement alternative for you! Discuss your dental implant options with us by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment with Dr. Sultan. We look forward to your visit!