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The Upsides And Downsides Of Dental Implants

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Dr. Castellon
The Upsides And Downsides Of Dental ImplantsAmong the sought-after tooth replacement options are dental implants. People who have lost teeth to decay, injury, periodontal disease, or aging effects can choose dental implants. These teeth restorations provide a revolutionary way of regaining a bite's function, look, and health. Dental implants can replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or a complete arch of teeth. Though there are many benefits of dental implants, there are also some downsides to the procedure.

Upsides of Dental Implants

When you lose teeth because of decay, gum disease, or otherwise, implants can replace them. Implants serve as the third set of teeth after primary and permanent teeth. Dental implants enhance your appearance by removing the empty space left after tooth loss. They also improve your confidence, you can show off your smile to other people. Again, dental implants can last longer with proper oral hygiene and visits to a dentist for exams and prophylactic cleanings.

Besides, dental implants have a success rate going up to 98 percent. They allow people to have their usual active lifestyle while also improving the ability to consume foods they like. With dental implants, you don't have to worry about artificial teeth that move in the mouth like dentures. Better still, they never decay since they are fabricated of titanium.

Dental implants preserve your bone since they reduce bone resorption. The pressure that chewing activity offers to the jawbone provides stimulation for bone growth. This is why people with dental implants have reduced odds of developing sunken-in faces.

So, What are the Downsides?

Similar to any oral surgery, there is a likelihood of pain, inflammation, and infection. That being said, the negative effects of dental implants are rare, and those that arise are usually minor. A prosthodontist will first talk with you to discuss ways to avoid these risks. Examination of the mouth, including the jawbone, is crucial to make sure the bone can provide enough stability to the implants. Visit us today to talk everything about dental implants.

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