How Dental Implants Advance Modern Dentistry

The advancement of modern dentistry has given us a wealth of benefits when it comes to preserving, protecting, and improving our smiles. In the case of replacing lost teeth, that advancement has also provided us with highly lifelike dental implants that offer the most comprehensive support for a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are small, biocompatible posts that are designed to mimic how your teeth roots work. Each post is strategically placed in your jawbone, which fuses to the post’s surface, and can be used to anchor your replacement teeth as securely as your healthy, natural teeth.

More Lifelike Prosthetic Appliances

A traditional bridge or denture is designed to rebuild your smile by replacing the crowns (visible portions) of your lost teeth. By replacing the crowns, a bridge or denture can reestablish your bite’s ability to function properly, as well as the healthy and full appearance of your smile. However, their realism falls short in the fact that bridges and dentures require the support of neighboring teeth, clasps, and/or adhesives. These devices help stabilize your replacement teeth, but not with the same comfort or security as root-like dental implants.

The Benefits of Biocompatible Anchors

The secret to dental implants is that replacing your lost teeth roots offers more benefits than you may at first realize. Your prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture will feel more natural and stable, but underneath your jawbone, the implants also stimulate the bone to promote a healthy flow of nutrients. In addition to offering more support, these anchors also help preserve the strength and integrity of your jawbone and facial features, reducing your risks of losing more teeth in the future.

Advanced Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

When you need the most advanced solution to replacing lost teeth and rebuilding your smile, dental implants are typically the best option. To learn more, call Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930.