Why Are Dental Implants Important?

Why Are Dental Implants Important?

Posted by DR. GURI S. DHALIWAL on Sep 14 2021, 11:44 PM

Why Are Dental Implants Important?

Implants are typically the very best solution for simulating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Dental implants have both aesthetic and functional benefits. 

Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal, D.M.D, in San Ramon, California, specializes in implant dentistry and offers advanced restorative dental services to patients, including dental implants. In this blog, we’re looking into some of their most prominent benefits.

  • Dental Implants Restore Oral Functionality

Losing a natural tooth may affect the way you bite and chew food, or even speak. It can cause unwanted pressure to be applied on the adjoining teeth, leading to some discomfort and even teeth shifting or malocclusion. 

Dental implants do so much more than replace missing teeth.  They help to maintain and strengthen bone structure of existing teeth, provide the ability to chew healthy food, and give patients the confidence to smile again. 

  • Dental Implants Look Exactly Like Natural Teeth

The ceramic crown replacing your missing tooth can be customized in detail to look just like a natural tooth. The color, texture, size, and contour of the prosthetic crown are custom-made by Dr. Dhaliwal based on precise digital scans and photographs and made to resemble the adjoining teeth perfectly. 

  • Dental Implants Maintain the Integrity of the Jawbone 

When you lose one of your teeth, you may also lose a small portion of the jawbone. Left untreated, the jawbone may continue to deteriorate due to the gap left in the socket and cause your adjoining teeth to become loose. 

Dental implants have screw-like grooves on their surface that help maintain the integrity of the jawbone and prevent its deterioration. Getting a dental implant helps you retain your natural jawbone shape, prevents drifting of the adjoining teeth from their positions, and keeps you from developing malocclusion.

  • Implants Are Very Long-Lasting

Dental implants are known to last upwards of 15 to 20 years, provided patients care for their restorations well. The metal implant stud is made from a strong metal (titanium), and the prosthetic crown is made from dental-grade ceramic. Both are resistant and durable, allowing the implant to last for many years without any hassle.

Although having a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it are very important, there are also crucial health reasons to have dental implants. Whether replacing one tooth or several, implants are an important dental solution to restoring and maintaining dental health.

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, contact Dr. Dhaliwal, D.M.D, by calling at (925) 244-9770 or visiting us at 18080 San Ramon Valley BLVD. Suite 108, San Ramon, CA 94583.

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