Dentist in Sacramento explains the benefits of dental implants
If you are missing permanent teeth, you may be wondering, “what are my options?” Some considerations you are facing include, can you just leave your smile with missing teeth, and if you do replace it, what type of restoration is best? At Adams Dental Associates in Sacramento, CA, we love dental implants because they are a great option for restoring appearance and functionality to the smile. Below, we will explain what dental implants are and their benefits.
Dental implants explained
Dental implants are a restoration option for a single tooth up to an entire arch of teeth. The restoration acts as a replacement for the missing tooth root, restoring oral health and beauty to the smile. The implant is placed directly into the bone where it becomes a stable anchor for the final artificial tooth or teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are the closest restoration option to natural teeth. Once it is placed into the jawbone and heals, the implant and bone fuse together forming the foundation for your replacement tooth. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Improves oral health – Dental implants prevent bone deterioration and help protect remaining natural teeth that are still in the smile.
- Longevity – Dental implants can last for decades with proper oral hygiene and care.
- Stability – Because dental implants fuse with the bone, it allows you to eat without the fear of your dental restoration moving around or falling out.
- Improved self-esteem ¬– Your dental implants will look and feel like your natural teeth, so you have the confidence to speak, eat, and smile.
Cost of dental implants
The cost of dental implants can vary greatly per patient. It depends on several different factors including the number of teeth missing, the final restoration, and if other dental procedures such as grafting are required. During your consultation, we will go over all your options with you to ensure that we offer you a treatment option that fits within your budget, including helping you to maximize insurance benefits.
If you are in the Sacramento area and would like to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, please call us today at (916) 999-1302.