There are many reasons why patients choose dental implants over traditional tooth loss treatments. Missing teeth can be a burden on an individual, but the alternative dental implants are also an investment. At PGA Dentistry, we believe it’s important to be educated about each of our procedures, including dental implants. You may be asking yourself, why should I choose dental implants as my tooth restoration procedure?
Reasons for Dental Implants
Our patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL have enjoyed many benefits of dental implants. But before they could reap the benefits, they had many reasons to look into dental implants in the first place. Some of the reasons to pursue dental implants are:
- Restore your self-confidence
- Want natural speaking and chewing motions
- Missing 1 or more teeth
- Pain and bite problems in your jaw
- Repair facial collapse or sunken appearance
- Replace dentures or dental bridges for more comfort or convenience
It may come as a surprise to some that the dental implant process is a tad long as well. It can take up to 4-6 months, depending on the number of dental implants needed. But what our patients have found is that despite the length of the procedure, the payoff is pretty significant.
If you have 1 or more missing teeth or are suffering from tooth decay, dental implants have an added bonus known as osseointegration. This process is the fusion of the implant to the jawbone underneath, prompting healthy bone growth. By allowing this fusion to take place, the bone grows strong, and keeps your facial structure from collapsing or sinking. By filling in that empty space with a dental implant, you’re also preventing the surrounding teeth from shifting.