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What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

By Stephen Rogers on October 11, 2016

Illustration of a crown supported by a dental implantWhile there may be no substitute for a mouth full of healthy natural teeth, restorations supported by dental implants undoubtedly represent the next best thing. Simply stated, dental implants offer benefits that other methods of replacing missing teeth cannot match. No other tooth replacement technique allows for the complete recreation of a missing tooth from root to crown, nor do any of the available techniques offer similar stability or durability. Once in place, implant-supported restorations look, feel, and function virtually the same as natural teeth, giving patients who are missing one or more teeth the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence and ease once again.

Among the many dental implant benefits available at Greater Long Island Dental is convenience. Unlike many dental practices that advertise dental implants but only offer the creation and placement of the actual crowns, bridges, or dentures, the Greater Long Island Dental team performs all stages of implant dentistry under one roof. From the initial planning and any necessary bone and gum grafting to the surgical placement of the implants and the attachment of the restorations, our experienced dentists do it all, saving our patients time and money.

We invite you to read about more of the many benefits that dental implants have to offer and then contact Greater Long Island Dental to schedule your initial consultation today.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Implant-supported restorations offer more benefits than we can possibly list in the space of a single blog article; our dentists would be happy to explain them all to you in detail during a one-on-one, confidential consultation. In the meanwhile, here are just a few of the major benefits:

  • Implant-supported restorations are extremely stable: The implant posts that are surgically embedded into the jaw bone are composed of titanium, a substance that is not recognized as foreign by the human body. As a result, the posts fuse with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration, becoming as much a part of the patient’s anatomy as the original tooth root. This allows dental implants to provide unrivaled support for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
  • Dental implants restore full oral health: Because the body cannot distinguish between titanium roots and natural tooth roots, it starts supplying the periodontal and bone tissues that once surrounded the root of the missing tooth with vital nutrients once again. This halts the degradation process that occurs when a tooth is lost.
  • Dental implants require no special cleaning: You can brush, floss, rinse, and visit the dentist twice a year for oral exams and professional cleanings as you would with your natural teeth after having your implant-supported restorations placed. As long as you are diligent in your oral health regimen, your dental implants will require no special attention.
  • The titanium posts can last for decades and possibly even a lifetime: While your restorations may need to be replaced every ten years or so, your dental implants could last a lifetime.

Learn More about Dental Implant Benefits

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, please contact Greater Long Island Dental today.

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