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After a dentist removes a tooth, a Dental implant is necessary. It is essential to replace a lost tooth, as the consequences of eliminating/losing a tooth and doing nothing can grow into a much larger problem as time goes on.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces your natural tooth. Dental implants are a common intervention for tooth loss. There are many reasons for tooth loss, including lack of/poor oral hygiene, plaque and tartar buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Dental implant surgery consists of an artificial tooth root placed in your jawbone that creates a permanent, strong foundation and structure for a replacement tooth. The dental implant not only replaces the tooth but the root as well. You are making a permanent fix to a damaged or decaying root and tooth.

A missing tooth can lead to other problems with your teeth. One little shift will turn into another and another, which will change the whole dynamic of your teeth and mouth. In addition, modifications in your bite can lead to problems with your dental occlusion (the way your teeth come together), which can cause many issues that affect your life more than just inside your mouth.

When are dental implants necessary?

Dental implants are necessary when you have missing teeth. Having your dentist add a dental implant is required when you do not want to get dentures, bridges, or crowns. Ask your doctor about the importance of replacing a lost or removed tooth. Sometimes, not replacing a tooth can turn into a much larger issue.

Dental implants generally look like the other teeth in your mouth, and they also play an essential role in the overall function of your mouth. Dental implants support a healthy bite, keeping each tooth in place while supporting a healthy jawbone and preventing bone deterioration. When a tooth is lost or pulled and not replaced, the jawbone can deteriorate. The issue may happen because what preserves the jawbone in the first place is the pressure and stimulus of chewing.

Dental implants may also feel necessary for the visual aspect. For example, you may feel self-conscious about your smile, and dental implants can help with that. Your self-esteem and self-confidence are essential. Eating comfortably (especially at social gatherings), smiling, and laughing without pain, worry, or holding back are crucial and will significantly impact your life.

Here are five reasons why dental implants are so popular.

1. Natural Look and comfortable fit.

A dental implant is designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. In addition, implants give patients the confidence to smile, eat, and engage in social activities without worrying about their appearance or if their dentures will fall out.

2. Long-lasting and reliable

With proper care and maintenance, implants can last as long as conventional restorations or teeth, with predictable outcomes.

3. High success rate

Well-planned and cared-for dental implants generally offer better replacement options. In addition, people in good health have the best chance of a successful implant.

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4. Improvability to eat and chew

Dental implants are anchored onto your jawbone just like natural teeth. Replacing missing teeth with implants lets you chew your food better and speak more clearly.

5. Improved facial and bone features

A dental implant preserves natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework. In addition, dental implants help restore your jawbone structure.

Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants have several benefits. They can help with your overall self-esteem and act as your natural tooth/teeth would. They look and feel like your natural teeth, can boost your confidence, are durable convenient, and help support your overall oral health. They also assist in keeping your speech, comfort, and chewing abilities. With dental implants, you do not have to remove them, and you can brush, floss, eat, drink, and sleep with your dental implants in, compared to dentures.

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth Is A Dental Implant

Dental implants look and act like your natural teeth. As a result, dental implants may provide longer-term value and benefit over conventional teeth replacement options.

If you think a dental implant may be appropriate for you, visit Creekside Dental in Idaho Falls and find out if an implant is needed first. Dr. Kidman can help you decide if a dental implant is necessary and ultimately develop the right treatment plan.