Missing teeth due to gum disease, trauma, or infection can leave a gap in your smile that makes you feel self-conscious about the way you look. But choosing a tooth replacement option can impact more than just your appearance – it can contribute to your oral health. Your Palatine dentist is here to help you make the choice that works best for you.
Tooth replacements like dental bridges and partial dentures will fill the gaps but do not have the same health benefits as dental implants.
How Do Dental Implants Benefit Your Oral Health?
#1 Healthy Bone Regeneration
Dental implants at our Palatine dental office replace the entire tooth–from the root to the crown. Because the dental implant post itself is surgically implanted in bone, it helps to preserve that healthy bone structure necessary to maintain your other teeth and facial appearance.
Tooth loss leads to bone loss and the inevitable shifting and receding of the surrounding structure.
When you replace the tooth root itself, the constant pressure from chewing stimulates bone regeneration instead of allowing the bone to recede.
#2 Keep Those Teeth in Line!
Replacing a missing tooth is important; that way, the surrounding teeth do not shift or over-erupt, causing bite issues.
#3 Eat a Well-Balanced Diet
Dental implants do not have any dietary restrictions. If you can eat it with your natural teeth, you can eat it with your dental implant. That means crunchy carrots and juicy steak are back on the menu!
#4 Easy Dental Implant Oral Hygiene at Home
Dental implants require the same care and attention as your natural teeth without any special tools or tricks. Simply brush, floss, and maintain regular dental exams to keep your dental implant and your natural teeth healthy for the long term.
Contact Your Palatine Dentist for an Appointment
Here at Palatine Complete Dental, we will go over all of your tooth replacement options and help you make a choice that works best for you. In addition to dental implants, we also offer dental bridges, dentures, and partial dentures to complete your smile.