Benefits of Dental Implants

Improve your quality of life

, Benefits of Dental Implants, Dr. Kasperowski

Dental implants are considered the modern solution for tooth replacement.
They closely resemble real teeth and can last a lifetime.
With the latest breakthroughs in dental technology, such as 3D X-ray imaging,
most patients are candidates for dental implants.

Dental Implants

  • Look, act and feel like natural teeth, restoring chewing power and quality of life.
  • Preserve bone: when teeth are missing, stimulation of the underlying jawbone is reduced, causing the bone to diminish as part of a natural process called "bone resorption."

Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges

, Benefits of Dental Implants, Dr. Kasperowski

Dentures encourage progressive bone loss (bone resorption) in the lower face, and can make the denture wearer look older than they actually are.

A dental bridge is used to replace one or several missing teeth.

  • Dental bridges require the reduction of the adjacent teeth in order to support the bridge.
  • As well as compromising two other teeth, a dental bridge typically has a lower life expectancy than a dental implant and has to be replaced about every eight years, incurring additional expense.

Dental Implants Vs. Dentures

Dentures are a relatively cheap form of tooth replacement, but they come at a great cost to comfort, chewing power and appearance. Implants have these advantages over dentures:

  • Preventing progressive jawbone loss: Dentures irritate the underlying jawbone, causing the bone to diminish. This causes constant loosening of the dentures, resulting in sores and making chewing painful.
  • Don’t cause the appearance of premature aging: The continuous loss of bone eventually give the face a "collapsed" appearance. As shown above, this causes the chin to move toward the nose, the lips to become thinner and the cheeks to sink inwards, creating wrinkles and folds.
  • A better dietary variety means you may live longer and can enjoy your food more: The chewing power of dentures can be as low as 10 percent of normal chewing power. This restricts denture wearers’ diets and prevents them from eating healthy foods that they need for propert nutrition, as well as the foods they love.
  • Increased quality of life: Dentures have a top palate and large sides; the top palate can affect the sense of taste. Dentures require messy adhesive but can slip in any case, and they have to be taken out at night. People often feel that their quality of life is reduced as a result. Dental implants restore your mouth as closely as possible to its natural state.
  • Can smile with confidence: Dentures can slip and are generally less aesthetic than implant-supported teeth.