There are several reasons to consider dental implants as an option for restoring your smile following tooth loss. Dental implants are the most secure method for replacing missing teeth. In addition to restoring your smile, they offer several other benefits as well. In Hudson, MA, dental implants are available at Hudson Family Dental, where Dr. Michael Gigliotti, Dr. Jared Gittleman, and Dr. Matthew Gigliotti can restore your smile following tooth loss.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tiny metal posts that are inserted into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. They function like roots by anchoring tooth restorations in place in the same way regular roots support natural teeth. Dental implants are versatile and can be used to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth all at once. Depending on individual patient needs and how many teeth are being replaced, a crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to the dental implants.
Candidates for Dental Implants
A primary reason why dental implants are such a secure method for replacing missing teeth is that they are placed directly in the jawbone. Through a natural process called osseointegration, the metal implants bond with the bone tissue. After a few months, the implants and bone will be permanently fused together.
Individuals without an adequate amount of bone tissue are not candidates for dental implants. If there is not enough bone tissue, osseointegration cannot occur and the dental implants would not be secure. An unfortunate outcome of tooth loss is loss of bone so not everyone missing teeth will be able to replace them with dental implants. The experienced dentists at our office in Hudson, MA, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.
Top 5 Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many reasons to consider dental implants for restoring your smile following tooth loss. They offer numerous benefits beyond replacing teeth. Here are the top 5 benefits of dental implants and reasons to consider getting them.
Restoration of Your Smile: Dental implants can be used in conjunction with crowns, bridgework, or implant-supported dentures to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.
Completely Secure: Dental implants are the most secure method for replacing teeth. Tooth restorations remain securely in place and do not come loose or shift around.
Prevent Bone Loss: The body naturally reabsorbs bone not supporting teeth. Inserting dental implants directly into bone prevents the body from reabsorbing the bone tissue.
Reduced Side Effects of Tooth Loss: Tooth loss can lead to a number of unwanted side effects, including changes in speech, facial sagging, and excess strain on the remaining natural teeth as they compensate for missing ones. Dental implants help reduce these problems by replacing missing teeth.
Restoration of Functions: By replacing missing teeth, dental implants help restore normal biting and chewing functions.
Dental implants replace missing teeth, prevent bone loss and deliver several additional benefits. For dental implants in Hudson, MA, schedule an appointment with Drs. Gigliotti, or Dr. Gittleman by calling Hudson Family Dental at (978) 562-2782.