If you’re missing a tooth or two, one of the teeth replacement options available to you is dental implants. Implants offer a way to replace an entire tooth, including the tooth roots. While there are other teeth restorations out there, dental implants are usually considered as one of the most long-lasting and innovative options for replacing lost teeth. Here at the practice of Dr. Petra Mayer in Albuquerque, NM, she uses dental implants to keep our patients’ smiles whole and healthy. But how do implants do this exactly? Find out here.
The Only Teeth Replacement That Preserves The Jawbone are Dental Implants
Whenever you chew or bite, the action produces sensations and pressures that affected the tooth roots and surrounding bone. Your body needs this stimulation since it signals the body to continuously renew old jawbone cells. So when you lose even one tooth, the jawbone under that lost tooth will lose this essential stimulation so all the dying and old jawbone cells won’t be replaced. Dental implants, however, will replace the tooth roots and provide the stimulation needed to preserve the jawbone.
Dental Implants Safeguard and Stabilize Existing Teeth
The loss of jawbone has a destabilizing impact on the remaining teeth near the empty space left by the lost tooth. Preventing jawbone loss also safeguards your real teeth. Otherwise, the teeth near the empty space might drift away since they’ll gradually become less stable. This will then impact your ability to chew food and bite properly. Replacing a lost tooth with implants will also make certain that the load will be distributed evenly among all the other teeth whenever you chew or bite, preventing excess and premature wear on your real teeth.
Implants Maintain Your Facial Dimensions
You’ve probably seen people who have sort of sunken facial features because they have multiple missing teeth. Once your dentist in Albuquerque, NM, has placed your dental implants, you will avoid this problem. In addition, maintaining proper facial dimensions aids in protecting the jaw joints, making sure that they retain the proper range of motion to help prevent TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder.
When you have dental implants, you’ll find that you’re free to eat virtually anything you want since they will be capable of withstanding pressure just like your real teeth. As an added bonus, a well-nourished body will be more efficient at fighting off all kinds of diseases and infections.
Interested in Dental Implants? Give Us a Call
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Petra Mayer here at our practice in Albuquerque, NM, by calling (505) 881-2400.