Why Are Dental Implants Important?

Why Are Dental Implants Important?

Posted by STEVEN H. BRENMAN DMD on May 18 2021, 04:57 AM

Losing one or several of your teeth can affect your self-confidence and your overall oral health. Dental implants are the easiest way to restore both your teeth and your confidence. 

Components in a Dental Implant

Dental implants resemble cylinders or screws and are made from medical-grade titanium. They work as a substitute for one or several missing teeth. 

Dental implants are designed for easy placement and consist of three essential components:

  • The first component of a dental implant is the fixture. It is embedded into the jaw bone of the patient and becomes the artificial root of the implant.
  • Next is the abutment. It is placed above the fixture, at the same level as the gum. The abutment protects and supports the crown or the denture.
  • The final part of a dental implant, the one that is visible, is the dental prosthesis. It sits on top of the abutment, and both look and work like a natural tooth. Dentures are clipped in place, while crowns are cemented or screwed.

3 Reasons for Getting Dental Implants

  • They improve your self-confidence.

Dental implants are essential in restoring your self-confidence after you’ve lost one or more natural teeth. They also improve your smile and your overall appearance. 

  • They prevent teeth from shifting.

A missing tooth can affect your overall oral health. It can lead to bone loss or cause the adjacent teeth to shift in the gap left by the missing tooth. This can cause straight and healthy teeth to also become unstable, increasing the risk of you losing them too. By filling the gaps with dental implants, all of these issues can be resolved.

  • They help restore your oral functionality. 

One essential reason for getting dental implants is that they help you chew your food just like you normally would because they function just like natural teeth. This way, you can go back to enjoying your favorite foods, have better digestion, and absorb more nutrients from food. 

Dental implants provide comfort and, with the proper care, they can last a lifetime. 

If you are planning to get dental implants, you should avoid smoking for at least a week before the procedure. 

If you want to know more about dental implants and the procedure of placing them, do not hesitate to contact Steven H. Brenman, DMD, one of the best dentists in Staten Island, NY, at (718) 447-4510. You can also book an appointment online or visit us at 1311 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10305.

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