Missing teeth in your smile can negatively impact your confidence. Preserving your oral health is important to your overall well-being. Implant supported restorations effectively resolve function and aesthetic concerns. At Stephen F. Paul D.D.S., we offer our patients comprehensive treatment plans that help them achieve their ideal smile while providing them with care catered to their oral health needs.
Implant supported restorations are an innovative advancement that benefits your dental health as well as your aesthetics. There are many benefits associated with this replacement option, such as:
Implant posts replace a tooth’s root, providing a strong foundation for the restoration. The restoration is then attached to the post, restoring the look of your smile as well as the functionality of your bite. Replacing one or more missing teeth enables you to efficiently carry out everyday activities such as eating, chewing, and speaking. Since they require stability from the implant post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, you don’t need to worry about them becoming dislodged or moved when performing these daily actions.
Dental implants are easily adaptable depending on your dental needs. They are able to support crowns, partials, and full arch dentures. Implant supported restorations do not rely on suction or require products such as dental cement, making them an ideal tooth replacement option. Dental implant restorations feel like your natural teeth.
Missing teeth can also be harmful to your oral health. Bone density diminishes the longer your jaw is left without teeth since the tooth’s root is not there to support the jawbone. Resorption can cause one to look prematurely aged and even misalign your bite, as teeth may shift out of alignment. Implant supported restorations fuse with the jawbone and act as the tooth’s new root.
While there are many advantages to receiving tooth replacements supported by implants, one downfall is that it does require multiple surgeries. If you are in need of grafting procedures due to insufficient bone health, preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting, would need to be completed as well. Recovery time for dental implant placement also deters many from seeking the treatment.
If you are eligible to undergo the implant surgery, you will be receiving a comprehensive and permanent tooth replacement option that will restore the aesthetics and function of your smile.