By North Main Dental Inc
May 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you ever wished you could grow a new tooth to replace the one you lost? Although that lost tooth won't grow back, you can replace dental implantsit with a dental implant that feels just like a natural tooth. Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III who practice cosmetic dentistry at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, share a few reasons you'll want to consider dental implants.

Dental implants restore full functionality

Dentures may improve your appearance, but they don't always restore your ability to eat your favorite foods. Because these dental restorations aren't anchored in your jawbone like implants, they can slip when you take a bite. When you wear dentures, you lose a significant percentage of your biting power and may find it hard to eat hard or tough foods.

There are no limitations with dental implants because the whole tooth is replaced, starting with the roots. Titanium dental implants rest in small holes in the jawbone created by your dentist. During the next several months, the implant actually fuses to the bone. Once the dental implant becomes part of the bone, it's just as stable as your natural tooth roots.

Although the dental implant is a very important part of your new tooth, it's not the only part. A connector called an abutment is added to the top of the implant and used to attach a crown to the implant. Because the implant provides such a sturdy foundation for the crown, you won't experience any reduction in biting power and can eat anything you like when you visit Dayton restaurants.

Implants protect your jawbone

Jawbone loss is a natural consequence of losing a tooth. Unfortunately, as your jawbone recedes, it may no longer be able to adequately support your other teeth. Facial sagging may also be an unpleasant consequence of tooth loss. Dental implants take over for your tooth roots and exert the constant pressure the jawbone needs to remain strong.

Dental implants are easy to clean

You can forget about complicated cleaning routines when you choose dental implants. If you have a toothbrush and floss, you can care for your new implant. Regular brushing and flossing remove bacteria that can cause an infection around your implant.

Would you like to find out if this cosmetic dentistry option is a good choice for you? Call Dayton, OH, dentists, Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III, at North Main Dental at (937) 275-0076 to schedule an appointment.