The Benefits of Dental Implant Treatment

Jamie J. Alexander on April 25, 2022

Boynton Beach dentist, Dr. Jamie Alexander, and his team strive to build a strong and trusting relationship with patients. They take time at every visit to listen to concerns and answer questions. Frequently asked implant questions are:

What are the advantages of implant treatment?

In my case, do you recommend implant treatment for me?

Whether you have a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or an entire edentulous arch without teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implant treatment. Because of advancements in materials and methods, dental implant treatment is highly successful and can last your lifetime. Care Choices and other third-party financing options are making it possible for people to afford this highest standard of care. And here’s why implants are the highest standard.

Dental implants provide many benefits.

  • One or more dental implants will enable you to have a “fixed” prosthetic tooth, bridge, or denture that is functionally stable, comfortable, and does not have to be removed to be cleaned.
  • Denture slipping and discomfort are eliminated if you have an implant-supported snap-on denture or an implant-retained “fixed” denture instead of a traditional removable denture. With this implant stability, you will be able to eat the foods you enjoy. You will be able to drink all day long without fear of loosening your denture. And your health will improve as you eat a more balanced diet and chew it well.
  • Implant restorations are so comfortable and appear so natural that you may come to think of your prosthetic teeth as your own natural ones. Your social interactions will be enhanced by your confident smile.
  • One or more missing teeth can be replaced without affecting adjacent teeth. In comparison, dental bridges require modification of adjacent teeth to anchor the bridge on crowns. In the case of removable partial dentures, clasps and repeated removal and reattachment can damage healthy teeth.
  • Dental implants stimulate bone tissue growth similar to natural tooth roots. When implants are in the jawbone, bone resorption is halted, and this preserves your jaw structure and overall facial appearance. Bone resorption is a primary reason removable dentures need to be refitted every few years. A dental implant retained denture can last the rest of your life.
  • Restoring missing teeth immediately with dental implants will also prevent teeth from shifting into missing tooth space. This will prevent more smile changes, joint pain, and bite problems that can develop as teeth move out of occlusal alignment.

The bottom line is that dental implants restore confident, healthy smiles!