12 February 2021
KA Dental has distinguished dentists known for dental implants Palm Beach County. There are many benefits to dental implants including: they are durable and built to last, but most importantly, they give you the confidence and smile you deserve. With dental implants, you can eat hard-to-chew foods, they can also correct your speech and appearance, and they can boost oral health. Here are four reasons to consider why you may need dental implants:
1. Tooth Replacement
The most common reason people consider dental implants is because they are missing one or more of their natural teeth. We know that having a gap in your smile can damage your confidence, causing embarrassment or anxiety while smiling, eating, or talking. Missing teeth can make it difficult and painful to eat. In this case, a dental implant will serve as a tooth replacement, filling in the gap where the other missing natural tooth or teeth used to be.
If you have lost most or all of your teeth, your dentist may recommend full arch dental implants. As the name implies, a full arch dental implant can be used to span the full mouth. This option is more affordable and convenient than dentures, which is why patients often opt for this “dentures implant” equivalent.
2. Damaged Teeth
Some people may not be missing teeth, but may have a broken or cracked tooth. This can also make it difficult to eat. In this instance, a dental implant or a dental crown may be the best fit for you.
A single crown acts like a cap for your damaged tooth. Dental crowns are contingent upon how much natural tooth is remaining and healthy. If there is not much natural tooth left, a dental implant may be the next course of action, which would require extracting the damaged natural tooth.
The implant would replace that tooth, matching the unique look and feel of your other teeth. Similarly, severely decayed teeth sometimes cannot be saved with fillings or crowns and therefore need to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant.
3. Bone Loss
Dental implants help prevent bone loss because they significantly slow the deterioration of bone tissue in your jaw. The part of the implant that gets embedded in the jaw bone acts as an artificial tooth root. Because the dental implants are titanium or zirconium, which naturally bond to the bone tissue, the implant is able to root in the jaw and stimulate bone growth just as the natural tooth would.
Dentists at KA Dental that specialize in dental implants Palm Beach County take into consideration both placement and restoration to ensure each dental implant significantly minimizes bone deterioration, allowing for long term benefits.
4. Facial Deformity
Many people that once had dentures turn to dental implants to correct their sunken-in facial appearance. Dentures do not stimulate growth of new bone tissue as dental implants do. With dentures, bone loss is inevitable, leading to facial collapse.
When you no longer have any teeth, there are no roots to support your teeth and your body begins to reabsorb minerals in your jaw bone. Over time, this leads to bone loss, creating a sunken-in facial appearance. Dental implants, on the other hand, use a process called osseointegration to help stimulate growth of jaw bone tissue.
KA Dental is here to help figure out the best treatment plan for you. For more information about dental implants Palm Beach County and a full list of procedures, check out KA Dental online at KA Dental. To schedule a free consultation today, call the KA Dental office in West Palm Beach, FL at (561) 484-5079. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.