Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw where they replace the roots of missing teeth. More than an anchor for restorations, dental implants actually take over some of the functions performed by tooth roots, not the least of which is making sure there is enough bone in the jaw to support the teeth.
When a tooth is lost through trauma, disease, or extraction, the root is lost as well. Without the root in place, your body may begin to repurpose minerals in the jaw for use elsewhere in the body. This can result in a shrinking or collapse of the jaw, altering the entire face and impacting bite strength and tension.
Dental implants alone address this issue, making them the best solution for tooth replacement when available.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth and help prevent jaw shrinkage and collapse. In addition to this unique benefit, dental implants:
- Restore complete strength, tension, and function to the bite
- Will not come loose or fall out
- Provide a permanent anchor for replacement teeth
- Allow for a natural-looking and feeling smile
- Do not harm or impact the strength of adjacent teeth
Some types of tooth replacement rely on anchors placed on surrounding teeth. Others require adhesives and lengthy cleaning rituals. Dental implants require none of these things, making them, in addition to all of their other benefits, more convenient as well.
Are You an Implant Candidate?
Dental implants are a wonderful solution for many of our patients, but may not be right for everyone. Sufficient jawbone density is required for some implants, which may necessitate bone grafting in certain cases. Underlying oral health issues must be dealt with before implants are placed as well.
The best way to learn if you are a good dental implants candidate is through a one-on-one consultation at the Depew office of Dr. Larry Evola. One of very few New York dentists to have achieved Fellowship status with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Evola has the background, experience, and dedication necessary to help you achieve the strong and beautiful smile you deserve.
Please call Forestream Dental at 716-656-8686 to schedule your appointment today.