Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types of Restorations?

Your teeth have a direct relationship with your general health. When you have healthy teeth, your overall well-being also does well. If you have any missing teeth, you increase the chances of the remaining ones wearing out or becoming damaged prematurely. You are also likely to experience jaw pain and headaches.

Missing teeth can affect the jawbone by causing its deterioration. Studies show that 25 percent of individuals lose the supporting jawbone structure during the first year of their tooth loss.

Dental implants are an excellent alternative for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. They replace tooth roots and give a stable foundation for artificial teeth. There are different types of dental restorations. Below are reasons why you should select dental implants over them.

Dental Implants Feel Like Natural Teeth

Dental implants are stable, help restore missing teeth, and function like your other teeth. They’re expressly made to fit and feel like natural teeth. They are better than traditional options. Alternatives, such as bridges or dentures, can cause bone shrinkage and interfere with eating or talking.

With dental implants, you can go about your business without worrying that people will notice a difference in your teeth. You will also not be too careful about the possibility of your teeth falling out when you eat, talk, or laugh like removable dentures.

Dental implants function like your natural teeth and cannot affect your speech. You will manage to speak with ease, unlike when using dentures where you can struggle to pronounce some words. You can also eat and enjoy your food without feeling uncomfortable, like wearing dentures.


Although you may need to adjust your dental implants periodically, they can last for a long time if your dentist places them well. You also need to ensure that you take care of them over time. Other options like dental bridges can last up to 10 years if you care for them.

Protect Your Bone

A missing tooth leaves spaces that could cause health problems such as the deterioration of your jawbone. Fortunately, getting dental implants will fill the empty spaces and stimulate your jawbone. The stimulation will help preserve the health of the bone and prevent it from deteriorating. 

Other traditional types of restoration cannot preserve the health of your jawbone. Hence, selecting dental implants is the best choice to make.

Protect Your Teeth

Restoration methods such as tooth-supported bridges can damage your remaining healthy teeth. For example, to get the bridge, your dentist will need to grind away teeth on both sides of the gap to restore the missing ones. The healthy teeth then support the bridge after modification. 

Dental implants do not affect the teeth in your mouth, as your dentist will put them directly into your jawbone in the place of the missing tooth. They will do so without causing any impact on your other healthy teeth. They are also the best choice as they hinder the other adjacent teeth from shifting.

Retain Your Face Shape

Missing teeth can cause the face to appear sad and sagged. Dental implants retain your face shape and smile.  

For more about dental implants, visit Weston Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at our office in Weston, Florida. You can call (954) 507-6441 to book an appointment today.

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