2. What Are The Benefits?
Every tooth replacement procedure has its pros and cons. The ultimate goal is to restore the function of your missing tooth (or teeth). Another reason for these treatments is to enhance your smile and assist with good oral health. Overall, implants provide a number of benefits.
Thanks to the titanium, implants fuse easily to your jawbone. Your body won’t reject the material, due to its properties. Secondly, implants look, feel, and function like “natural” teeth. They also promote jawbone and gum stimulation, keeping them healthy. Plus, they don’t place stress on surrounding teeth, which can cause damage. This is because they anchor to the jaw on their own and don’t need support.
Another advantage is, there’s never a worry that they’ll “slip out” or move while you are eating or talking. For the most part, implants become a permanent fixture in your mouth. That also means you can eat whatever you like without a care in the world. Lastly, they don’t require added maintenance. Just take care of them as you would your regular teeth. That includes daily brushing and flossing, plus routine check-ups at your dentist in Anchorage.
More than just the functionality, implants help you feel and look younger. When you lose teeth, this affects your jaw structure. This leads to a sagging or “sunken” look on your cheeks. Additionally, your jawbone can deteriorate. As such, implants increase your self-esteem.