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The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to original teeth. They greatly enhance your oral health and are a reliable alternative to traditional methods of replacing missing teeth. By taking the place of the roots of teeth, dental implants keep the bone of your jaw stimulated and healthy. If you are missing teeth, and want a secure replacement that will keep your smile healthy and attractive for years to come, schedule a consultation with Dr. Colin A. Forde to discuss the benefits of dental implants at his Albuquerque, NM, dental practice.

When we lose teeth, the jawbone begins to weaken and shrink, since there are no tooth roots to stimulate the bone. The only way to remedy this problem is by having implant posts placed in the jawbone.

Brief Overview: Dental Implants

When you lose teeth, your body determines that the jawbone is no longer needed to hold teeth in place. As a result, the body diverts the nutrients required for good jawbone health to other areas of your body, and your jaw begins to shrink and become fragile. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, alerting the body to keep the jawbone in good health to support your new implants. Once the dental implant posts fuse with jawbone, they can support dental crowns, a bridge, or dentures. Implant-supported prosthetics are secure, and do not require clasps, adhesives, or crowns for stability.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

  • Comfort and reliability: Dental implants are more stable and durable than traditional restorations. Since they essentially become part of your body, and are securely anchored to the bone in the jaw, patients who transition from dentures to an implant-supported restoration will feel more confident when they speak, laugh, and eat, since the possibility of the restoration falling or shifting is eliminated.
  • Improved appearance: The posts create a firm foundation for single replacement teeth or a bridge, partial, or denture. Restorations that are not implant-supported allow the jaw to shrink, often giving patients a sunken or aged facial appearance. Also, the high-quality materials used to make your replacement teeth will be natural and healthy-looking, often better than your original teeth.
  • Better oral health: When we lose teeth, our jawbone begins to weaken and shrink, since there are no tooth roots to stimulate the bone. The only way to remedy this problem is by having implant posts placed in the jawbone. Since they fuse with the bone and promote stimulation, dental implants will help you maintain a healthy, strong mouth.
  • Convenience: If you have been using traditional dentures, implant-supported restorations eliminate the hassle of removing, soaking, and re-affixing them. Implant-supported restorations also require less visits to the office for denture realignment.
  • Enhanced quality of life: Your new dental implant will allow you to smile, kiss, and laugh with confidence, as well as enjoy all of your favorite foods once again. Most importantly, your oral health will be fully restored.

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Take the First Step Today

If you have lost one or more teeth and are ready to take the next step in managing your oral health, contact Dr. Forde today to discuss the many benefits of dental implants. Dr. Forde and his caring team will walk you through the process and address your questions and concerns.

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