Chandler Dentist Lists Advantages of Dental Implants
The concept of replacing lost or extracted teeth has been around for millennia, but the complexities of tooth loss have not been thoroughly understood for nearly as long. For instance, we now know that, while replacing lost teeth can help restore function and beauty to your smile, addressing the loss of your tooth’s roots is equally important to the longevity of your newly restored smile. A healthy tooth’s roots are embedded in your jawbone, and help keep it healthy by signaling your body for nutrients when they’re stimulated by biting and chewing. Losing a root means losing its allotment of nutrients, which can devastate your mouth’s foundational jawbone. Luckily, dental implants can help prevent the continuing destruction that follows tooth loss, as well as greatly improve the function of your replacement tooth (teeth). With impressive experience restoring the smiles of our grateful patients, Chandler dentist, Dr. Arooni, explains the advantages of dental implants and the problems that they can help you avoid.
What Can a Dental Implant Do for You?
- Stability—Much like a natural tooth root, a dental implant does not constitute your entire tooth replacement. Rather, the implant is more like a prosthetic tooth root that acts as a base upon which Dr. Arooni can place your dental crown, partial, or full denture. Once your jawbone accepts and fuses to the biocompatible titanium implant and your dental prosthetic is secured, your new tooth will be as stable as your healthy, natural teeth.
- Security—In a vicious cycle, the more teeth you lose, the quicker your jawbone can deteriorate and the sooner you can suffer further tooth loss and more severe jawbone deterioration. Aside from providing stable anchors for faux teeth, dental implants also help stave off jawbone destruction by returning stimulation to your jawbone when you bite and chew, helping ensure that your jaw continues to receive an adequate amount of necessary nutrients.
- Longevity—With the proper care and maintenance, your dental implant can last a lifetime. Your replacement teeth may need to be replenished after long years of use, but the process will simply involve attaching the new device to your already-existing dental implants, rather than recreating an entire prosthetic from scratch.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants in Chandler
If tooth decay or another serious dental health issue has resulted in tooth loss, then ask Dr. Arooni about the advantages of dental implants—the only solution that replaces your tooth’s root as well as the visible crown. To learn more about protecting or restoring your smile, schedule an appointment with your Chandler dentist by calling our office at 480-855-1200. Located in the 85224 area, Lakeview Dental Care proudly serves patients from Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, and all surrounding communities.
By Mark Arooni DDS