Are you looking for a replacement for your lost tooth? If so, you may want to consider dental implants. Often referred to as the “gold standard” for tooth replacement, dental implants offer patients many benefits. To learn about the benefits, consult the list provided below by your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans.
Three Advantages of Dental Implants
- They feel like natural teeth. A natural tooth has a root in the jawbone that helps keep it stable. However, most tooth-replacement methods do not rely on the jaw to provide stability for prosthetic teeth. Instead they rely on the surrounding teeth to keep the prosthetics stable. This is not the case with dental implants, however. Featuring a titanium post that acts like a tooth’s root, dental implants use the jaw to provide stability to a prosthetic tooth. By doing so, dental implants tend to feel more like natural teeth than other tooth-replacement methods do.
- They encourage a healthy jawbone. Did you know that bone cells require stimulation in order for a bone to remain healthy and of a good density? For the jawbone, the teeth play an important role in transmitting the forces of biting and chewing that stimulate the bone cells. Thus, when a tooth falls out, the jawbone may lose density and become unhealthy. When a dental implant is placed, however, the post of the implant can carry out the function of the missing tooth’s root and transmit the stimulating forces to the bone cells, thus improving bone health.
- They help prevent the domino effect. The domino effect refers to an unsavory condition in which more teeth continue to fall out after an initial instance of tooth loss. This condition occurs because, when the root of the first lost tooth leaves the jawbone, the body recognizes the loss and begins diverting nutrients away from the area. This sometimes results in malnutrition in nearby teeth and the jawbone, causing tooth loss. However, when a dental implant is placed, the body recognizes the post of implant as a tooth’s root and restores the flow of nutrients, decreasing the likelihood of the domino effect.
Schedule a Visit with Your Reno Dentists
Are you considering dental implants for your restoration? Contact our 89502 dentist office today at 775-829-7700 to schedule an appointment with your Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans. We are proud to serve patients in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, and surrounding communities.