Do dental implants feel like real teeth?
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement options because of their durable and reliable nature. Unlike other dental prosthetics that sit above the gum line or anchor to neighboring teeth, dental implants secure to your jaw bone and soft tissue, making them immovable and permanent. Because they anchored within your jawline, they feel just like natural teeth. Phoenix patients can enjoy their standard of life they had with their natural teeth, including chewing, speaking, and smiling.
Dental implants are small bio-compatible titanium posts that replace your tooth root. They are stable and look and feel natural—no one will ever know you have a dental implant unless you tell them.
The only time in the process where a patient may be completely aware of the dental implant is during the healing process, while the dental implant is fusing with the jaw bone. Once this process is complete, the implant will feel secure and will blend in with existing teeth.
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option at our Phoenix dental office, and the benefits are numerous.
Protecting Bone Health
While patients may find that dentures and dental bridges can help restore some functions that are compromised by a missing tooth—they can never stimulate bone growth and preserve jaw health, the way a tooth root can. The main benefit of placing dental implants is to protect your oral health and prevent your jaw bone from receding. When there is a gap in your smile, the surrounding teeth can shift towards the gap, which can drastically change your smile. Even a straight smile may need orthodontics after a tooth is missing, and tooth shifting can lead to more missing teeth.
Without the protection of a dental implant, your dental health can deteriorate rapidly; for these reasons, Dr. Jupneesh Singh may recommend dental implants if you are missing one or more teeth. As with any dental procedure, we encourage our patients to schedule an evaluation to go over alternatives, options, and your candidacy. Please give our Phoenix dental office a call today!
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