Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

Natural-looking, comfortable and long-lasting teeth replacement options!

What is a Dental Implant?

Benefits of Dental ImplantsA dental implant is a precisely engineered replacement tooth that mimics the natural tooth structure. A bio-friendly titanium “root” is snugly inserted into the bone and is used to support a crown, bridge or denture. It feels, looks and acts like a real tooth.

Dr. Jeffrey Hoos has placed thousands of implants and uses only the best materials and equipment. Since, with proper placement and care, implants can last a lifetime, it only makes sense to work with the most reliable methods and a doctor you can trust.

Who are candidates for Dental Implants?

Dr. Hoos uses advanced methods that allow most people to be able to benefit from implants – even those who were previously told they could not, due to insufficient bone or other conditions. Because he’s experienced in all kinds of implants, Dr. Hoos can provide the sizes and components that are best for you.

If you have one or more missing teeth, or have worn-down, decayed or broken teeth that are beyond repair, implants could be a tremendous asset to your well-being. If you’re uncomfortable with your dentures, partial denture, or bridge, you should consider the healthier alternative – implant technology.

Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation

Dr. Hoos will go over all your teeth replacement options in a free consultation.

Dr. Hoos will go over all your teeth replacement options in a free consultation.

If you have teeth that are missing or beyond repair, have a visit with Dr. Hoos. Learn more about the different treatment options and get all your questions answered.

  • Consultation with Dr. Hoos
  • Discuss any concerns or problems
  • Learn about the different treatment options
  • Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
  • Get all your questions about dental implants answered

To make an appointment, call 203.378.9500 or click here to request an appointment online.

Benefits and advantages of Dental Implants

Dental Implants behave like natural teeth

Probably the biggest advantage of a dental implant is that it restores full chewing power! When your implant has been placed, completely healed and restored, you may not be able to tell the difference between your natural tooth and the implant tooth. You can eat, brush and floss with it completely normally.

Dental Implants can last many years

photodune-5510913lA dental bridge usually lasts around 5-10 years. Dr. Hoos’ dental implants can last many years. The material he uses is biocompatible, meaning non-toxic and not rejected by the body. The titanium post integrates with your jaw bone for a strong foundation for your dental restoration. It’s a powerful replacement tooth.

Dental Implants prevent bone loss

When a tooth is missing, the gum tissue and bone in the empty space start to recede, because there’s no stimulation of the bone normally provided by chewing. Bone loss continues and the area eventually deteriorates. Because an implant replaces the root as well as the tooth, and chewing is restored to normal, it provides the needed stimulation for natural bone growth.

Dental Implants keep adjacent teeth stable

The empty space left by a missing tooth causes adjacent teeth to crookedly shift toward the gap. Teeth in the opposite jaw (upper or lower) tend to “grow” toward the empty space. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite, your ability to chew and your appearance. It can make tooth replacement difficult later. A poor bite can also lead to issues with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and may result in pain and headaches. An implant fills in the empty space permanently and keeps your teeth in place.

Dental Implants can help keep you free of gum disease

A gap from a missing tooth can act as a trap for food and bacteria and can lead to gum disease. A dental implant is the best way to fill that gap.

Dental Implants can prevent facial sagging and premature aging

One of the unwanted effects of the bone loss from missing teeth is facial sagging. This is where the lower third of the face develops a sunken-in look, as with conventional dentures. Changes can include excess wrinkles around the mouth, thinning lips and a more pointed chin, making the person look a lot older than his or her true age. Implants help prevent this progression.

Benefits of Dental Implants

When the tooth roots are left unreplaced, as with regular dentures, the face can begin to sag as bone mass deteriorates. Dental implants can prevent this from occurring.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Stable teeth with good chewing power!

The most frustrating aspect of dentures, and the unhealthiest, is their poor chewing ability. It’s difficult to keep any denture stable due to wear on the bony ridges that dentures hold onto. Even well-fitted dentures begin to slip and become uncomfortable after a while, due to increasing bone loss. Many people have to limit their diets because they are unable to chew certain foods with their dentures.

Dr. Hoos will fit you with dental implants that give a far superior experience compared to dentures. If you are deciding whether to go with conventional dentures or implant-supported dentures, here are some things to consider:

  • An implant-supported denture requires no adhesive. Dentures often have to be kept in the mouth by applying a dental adhesive.
  • Fixed implant-supported dentures stay in the mouth and are simply cleaned by brushing and flossing. Dentures have to be removed for cleaning.
  • Implant-supported dentures can be fabricated without a false palate that covers the roof of your mouth so there’s nothing covering the roof of your mouth to interfere with your sense of taste or other normal activities. Dentures cover the roof of the mouth, inhibiting taste and making for an unnatural feel.
  • Implants and implant-supported dentures are securely anchored and won’t slip out. Dentures can slip out while eating or speaking.
    Benefits of Dental Implants - Implant-Supported dentures
  • Dental implants restore full chewing power, and implant-supported bridges or dentures also considerably increase chewing power. With dentures, you can’t eat a lot of food you like or need. Dentures can move while you chew, which is annoying, and also makes it difficult to chew! In fact, dentures generally have only 10% or less of full chewing power.
  • With implants or implant-supported dentures, there’s no annoying clicking sound. Dentures may click while eating.
  • Implants help prevent jaw bone loss due to the loss of stimulation of high-pressure chewing. Dentures don’t provide the stimulation needed to prevent bone loss.
  • Implants prevent facial sagging caused by bone loss. Progressive bone loss as a result of wearing dentures can cause facial collapse. This can considerably age a person’s appearance.

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

A Dental Implant is a more affordable and natural replacement than a Dental Bridge

Benefits of Dental Implants

A bridge requires the alteration of adjacent teeth to support the bridge.

A dental bridge consists of a false tooth (or teeth) supported by adjacent teeth that have been capped. It is used to replace one or more missing teeth. This device requires the cutting down of the healthy adjacent teeth that support the artificial tooth, compromising their longevity.

It’s not an ideal way to replace a missing tooth compared with a dental implant. Bridges tend to have short lives – 5 to 10 years – compared to a dental implant, which can last a lifetime. So while a bridge can sometimes be more economical at first, in the long run a dental implant can cost you less.

To make an appointment, call 203.378.9500 or click here to request an appointment online.