Tooth decay, periodontal disease, and injuries are the most common reasons why people experience tooth loss. Fortunately, with current technology, there are options to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are one of the highly recommended treatments by dentists to address the problem of a missing tooth. The implants are designed to replace the roots of the tooth to be the permanent replacement of the missing tooth.

Here in Fresno, CA, our dentist, Dr. Curt Posey, regularly uses dental implants for addressing tooth loss. To understand how these tooth restorations work, here are long-term benefits you can expect from dental implants.

Bone Growth

Missing teeth could cause the jawbone to deteriorate and shrink and cause multiple problems for you. However, dental implants can help stimulate bone growth as the titanium post begins to fuse with the jawbone. This means that you do not have to experience having a shrunken face or appearing older than you are.

As the dental implant continues to stimulate bone growth, you can expect the benefit of having a fuller and younger-looking face. It also translates to having a strong jawbone and healthy teeth as long as you take care of the implants properly.

Improved Eating

One of the challenges of missing teeth is that it can make eating difficult for you. Since dental implants are permanent solutions and function similar to your natural teeth, it returns your functionality to eat and chew properly. As the dental implant begins to secure itself in place, you can expect improved ability to eat and speak clearer.

Prevents Shifting

A problem with a missing tooth is that it causes the remaining teeth to move or shift because of the gap. Dental implants solve this problem by filling in the gap left behind by the missing tooth. Why is it important to keep your teeth from shifting? When your teeth move or shift it could cause discomfort, change your bite, and place your health in jeopardy.

So it follows that if you prevent your teeth from shifting, you can expect improved health. More importantly, you do not have to drastically change your oral hygiene habits to keep your dental implants healthy. Improved oral health also translates to an improvement in your overall health.

Interested in Dental Implants? Call Us

Dial (559) 227-6755 to reach Dr. Curt Posey in Fresno, CA, and arrange an appointment.

Fresno, CA Dentist
Curt P. Posey, DDS, INC.
7078 N. Maple Ave. Ste #105
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 227-6755
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