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Are Dental Implants Better Than Natural Teeth?

Posted on: Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Dental implants have taken the world of dentistry by storm. They quickly replaced removable prosthetics such as dentures as the ideal procedure for tooth replacement. When patients opt for dental implants they often choose the procedure for its cosmetic benefits. There’s no denying that dental implants will fully restore, if not improve, the appearance of your smile. However, there are many technical aspects of implants that make it a trusted tooth replacement option. For example, this procedure can actually improve issues with the jawline and bite. Here are a few ways that dental implants improve your bite.

How Dental Implants Benefit Your Bite

1. Dental implants restore full pressure to your bite.

Implant dentistry relies on the strong, firm base of a titanium “screw” that is placed into your jawbone. This screw acts as the missing root and provides an even more rigid base than the natural root. When you are missing teeth, the strength of your bite is weakened. Removable prosthetics do very little to get that bite strength back because they rest on top of the gumline and have little stability. Because the base of a dental implant is so strong, it restores your bite pressure up to 95%. This means that you will be able to eat the same foods as before with confidence and ease.

2. Implants can improve the accuracy of your bite.

When your dentist is replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, he must carefully select what angle and location the implant will be placed into the jawbone. Oftentimes, when a patient loses one or more teeth the mouth is set off kilter and the teeth no longer line up to provide an accurate bite. When the dentist places the implant, he can restore the accuracy of your bite. Not only can he restore the accuracy but he can also correct bite inaccuracies that may have existed when the natural tooth was present.

3. Implants support and equalize jaw pressure.

Implants are strong and carefully placed to provide the best alignment of your teeth. This means that when the implant is set, it will help to stabilize the jaw. This will prevent any jaw pain associated with TMJ Disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder.

These are just some of the ways that dental implants not only restore but also improve your smile. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and where they came from, click here. To schedule a consultation, visit us at Fairfield Smiles by Design or call us today at (203) 763-4000.

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