If you are missing one or more teeth, you might already be aware that when it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are considered the best way to restore both form and function.
But the most significant advantage of dental implants is one that many people are not even aware. Dental implants can preserve periodontal health.
If you are a Yuma resident with one or more missing teeth and considering dental implants, read on for more information about the benefits of dental implants.
Dental Implants Can Save Your Periodontal Health—And They Can Save You Money!
If you are missing just one or two teeth, it might be tempting to let it go. But when there are spaces in your mouth left by missing teeth, the health of your other teeth is compromised.
You may save yourself the dental implant investment today, but what about the additional dental work you will need in the future? With teeth missing, your remaining teeth will begin to shift and move, causing a host of other issues, such as bite problems, uneven wear, and periodontal issues.
If you are missing all your teeth, you might opt for dentures to spend less money up front. But what most people don’t think about is the number of adjustments your dentures will need in the years to come.
Without tooth roots to stimulate your jawbone, it will deteriorate over the years. These changes in your jawbone will cause your once snug-fitting dentures to become loose and need adjusting. It becomes a vicious cycle for denture wearers.
Dental implants placed into the jawbone. Your body continues to send nutrients to the area, stimulating the bone. Your dental implants will be just as healthy years down the road as they were initially. Your gums and jawbone remain healthy and robust.
Once dental implants placed, they can last for many years with proper care—costing you nothing after the initial investment except for routine dental care.
Dental Implants and Your Yuma Dentist
Talk to your Yuma dentist Dr. Sam Carroll about dental implants. Give us a call today!