What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Are you missing a single permanent tooth? Do you have problems speaking or eating because of your removable denture? Dental implants can restore stability and aesthetics to your smile. Dental implants are known as the gold standard for replacing one or more missing permanent teeth. If you have just knocked out a permanent tooth or if you have a removable restoration and want an alternative, we can help! Our dental office provides restorative treatment with dental implants in Boise, ID. Discover the benefits of dental implants and implant-secured restorations here.

Dental implants in Boise, Idaho

Benefits of Dental Implants in Boise, ID

Dental implants offer many benefits to patients with missing permanent teeth:

Natural Look

Dental implants can secure dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. All of these restorations use false teeth that are color-matched to natural teeth. We can also color-match false teeth to brighten the smile, especially if patients have all of their teeth missing or teeth that are missing in their smile line.

Improved Aesthetics

Implants and implant-supported restorations fill in gaps left by missing teeth, creating fuller and more aesthetically pleasing smiles. Dental implants support restorations created to match the shape and shade of natural teeth.

Patients can also lose jaw bone because they have one or more lost teeth. When the jaw bone does not have support from a natural tooth, it can lead to facial sagging. Implants add structure to the face, which can prevent premature aging and create a more youthful face.

Full Function

Because dental implant posts act as a replacement for the tooth roots, they provide the right support for replacement teeth. Over three to six months, dental implants fuse with the jaw bone to create a stable foundation for false teeth.

With implants and implant-supported restorations, patients can eat the foods they enjoy with fewer restrictions. Removable dentures use messy adhesives to stay in place. Patients who wear removable dentures often have a hard time eating crunchy or hard foods.

Permanent Results

Dental implant posts themselves are permanent once they fuse with the jaw bone. If patients care for their restorations and visit the dentist on a regular basis, their implants can last for many years. Dental restorations can also last longer with support from dental implants.

No Bone Loss

Patients who choose removable dentures or traditional dental bridges restore the look of their smiles. However, they can also lose important jaw bone tissue. Over time, if there is not a tooth root to support the bone tissue, this tissue can recede.

The jawbone can deteriorate over time due to missing teeth. Dental implants use grafted or remaining bone tissue for support and help keep the bone healthy. Bone loss due to missing teeth can also make it difficult for patients to eat comfortably or speak clearly.

Are you interested in treatment with dental implants? Request a dental appointment with us on our website. You can also contact LIFESmiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (208) 254-6365. We’re here to help patients plan their implant restorations to fit their specific needs.