Benefits of Implant-Supported Replacement Teeth

If you are unhappy with current dentures, you’ve likely considered what it might be like to get them replaced with teeth supported by dental implants. If so, you’re not alone. Many people are attracted to the option of dental implants because they offer so many benefits:

  • Look like natural teeth
  • Let you bite and chew normally
  • Won’t fall out
  • Stimulate your jawbone
  • Can be completed in one appointment
  • Require no special care: just brush, floss, and get regular checkups
  • Restorations are long-lasting
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime

Implant-supported replacement teeth can look like natural teeth. They can be designed using the latest principles in cosmetic dentistry and manufactured using the best materials available.

Because your implant-supported teeth are attached to your jawbone like natural teeth, you can bite and chew normally with them. You shouldn’t have to give up any of your favorite foods.

The secure attachment between implants and your dentures means that your dentures won’t fall out. Plus, the dental implants in the jawbone stimulate the bone so that the body doesn’t remove them. This means that you don’t need to get replacement dentures all the time.

The procedure for this type of denture can often be completed in just one visit. You might need additional visits if you have gum disease or poor bone health.

However, there’s no special care required for these replacement teeth in most cases. You just brush and floss. Of course, make your regular dental checkups where Dr. Siegel might remove the denture for additional cleaning.

With proper fitting and high-quality materials, implant dentures can last a long time, possibly 30 years. Dental implants, on the other hand, have the ability to last a lifetime. There are documented cases of people keeping their implants for up to 50 years with proper maintenance.

Before treatment