4 benefits of dental implants

Dental implantsDental implants are restorations available at Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, CT that offer patients a unique and long-term solution to tooth loss. Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman are pleased to offer dental implantation and restoration in their practice. Many patients want to learn about the benefits of dental implants to decide if they are right for their smiles.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

The dentists of Cedar Mountain Dental educate patients on the various benefits of using dental implants to enhance the smile:

  • Natural appearance. Dental implants are surgically implants into the bone of the patient’s jaw, and are then restored using a dental crown over the top. This is done to replace a single tooth. The dental crown is fabricated with porcelain, a material that looks just like natural tooth enamel.
  • Stops bone resorption. When a tooth is lost from the smile, the body’s natural response is to stop the flow of phosphorus and calcium to the jawbone. This lack of nutrients to the bone tissue can cause it to deteriorate during a process called bone resorption. This can cause further tooth loss and contribute to an aging appearance. With the placement of a titanium dental implant, bone growth occurs and maintains the structure of the jaw for many years to come.
  • Permanency. Because dental implants stimulate the growth of the jawbone and act as tooth root replacements, these restorations last much longer than alternatives such as bridges and dentures. Most patients will enjoy their dental implants for decades with proper care.
  • Restores functionality. Dental implants restore the function of the smile, allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods without having to worry about a removable appliance such as a full or partial denture. Dental implants are the closest to a patient’s natural teeth.

Are dental implants right for you?

Working with the staff of Cedar Mountain Dental, patients can determine if they are viable candidates for dental implants. Call the practice at (860) 667-2600 to schedule your appointment and evaluate your smile for dental restorations after tooth loss.