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3 Reasons Dental Implants Continue to Be the Preferred Choice for Tooth Replacement

September 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cowlitz @ 5:19 pm
older man smiling with dental implants

With the way technology is advancing, it should not be surprising to see new and innovative products appearing daily. Although it may not be happening quite as quickly, dentistry, too, is quickly progressing with newer solutions and treatment options. When it comes to tooth loss, though, it appears that dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants continue to serve as the leading tooth replacement options. But what makes dental implants superior? Read on to learn 3 unique reasons patients chose them to achieve complete smiles. 

Will Something New Take the Place of Dental Implants?

There is no clear answer to this question, as we cannot predict the future; however, researchers and innovators are continuously working to create new products and forms of treatment. As patients look to quicker, smoother, and less invasive options when addressing a specific dental problem, the industry works to meet the growing needs of individuals who desire a full, complete, and functional smile.

What Makes Dental Implants the Best?

While there are countless benefits associated with dental implants, there are often three that stand out among those already living with these permanent prosthetics. These include:

  1. A longer-lasting way solution to tooth loss – Instead of opting for a temporary tooth replacement that must be replaced every few years, dental implants are known for their long lifespan. Their placement within the jawbone makes them work like regular tooth roots once they fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. As a result, they are unlikely to shift or require replacement over time.
  2. They completely restore the root-to-crown structure of teeth – While dental bridges and dentures only rest on top of the gums, dental implants take on the role of tooth roots because of how they are shaped and positioned within the jaw. Offering continuous stimulation to the jawbone, these prosthetics help to keep the facial structure supple, youthful, and less likely to sag over time.
  3. Dental implants act just like normal teeth – Those who wear dentures and dental bridges often worry that they will struggle to eat and speak as before. This is because the prosthetics can slip or shift out of place. However, dental implants are firmly in place after several months, allowing you to eat your favorite foods, speak without a lisp, and smile confidently without the fear of shame or embarrassment.

For now, you can trust that dental implants will give you the kind of smile you desire. While things may change in the future, it doesn’t appear these prosthetics are going anywhere any time soon.

About the Author
Dr. L. Blaine Kennington is a dentist at Cowlitz River Dental who cares about patients with all types of smiles. When those with tooth loss explain their fear of never being able to see a whole, complete smile again, he and his team work together to build a personalized plan that ensures optimal precision and results. Because dental implants are often the most popular option, we invite you to contact our office at (360) 703-9092 to learn more about these uniquely designed prosthetics.

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