When you lose a tooth, you also lose its root, and this sets up a progression of complications. With dental implant treatment, these complications can be prevented.
Dental implant treatment has been growing in use for more than five decades. The clinical studies that exist show the immense benefit of replacing teeth and their roots, rather than only the visible crown. The implant that is inserted beneath the gums reinstates the stable foundation needed for optimal function and comfort. After an implant is placed into the jawbone, it is covered and left to heal. The post becomes integrated into the bone over the course of several months. The integrated post can then be restored with a crown.
There are several reasons patients consider dental implants as opposed to dentures or bridgework. The extensive list of benefits stems from the fact that implants replace root structure. Some of those benefits include:
One of the most significant advantages to dental implant treatment is the effect that replacement roots have on the jawbone. With standard replacement that sits on the gums, bone loss occurs quickly. While implants may not fully stop the degradation of bone, they slow the breakdown.
Dr. Kelley works with an experienced implant dentist to achieve the finest results from dental implant care. Once implants are stable in the bone, she designs a beautiful crown to complete the process of restoration.
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