What are the benefits of dental implants?
If you have missing teeth, this can affect more than just how you look. Missing teeth may also affect how you eat and speak, and remaining teeth may begin to shift into the gaps and go crooked. For these reasons and more, dentists recommend replacing teeth that are missing or too badly damaged to save.
Replacing teeth with dental implants is a more complex procedure than dentures or a dental bridge, as it involves minor surgery, but this treatment has a number of advantages. Compared to dentures and bridges, implant-supported teeth:
- are stronger and longer lasting
- don't require altering healthy teeth
- don't affect what you can eat
- support the jaw, preventing further bone loss and a sunken appearance