Advantages of Dental Implants

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fresno dentist Dr. Greg Miyake will often recommend dental implants for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. Like dentures and dental bridges, implants can restore the appearance of your smile, prevent tooth slippage, and increase the strength of your bite. However, dental implants have a number of advantages over other forms of tooth replacement, offering the most reliable way to restore strength, beauty, and function to your smile.

Why Dental Implants?

The advantages of dental implants include:

  • Increased beauty – Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone and hold a customized dental restoration into place. Because dental implants act as a new tooth root, they provide the most natural-looking foundation for your replacement teeth
  • Minimal damage – Unlike dental bridges which rely on adjacent teeth for support, dental implants are supported by your jawbone, eliminating unnecessary strain on your natural teeth
  • Preservation of facial structure – When you lose a tooth, you lose your tooth’s root. The root is responsible for sending signals to your body that bone is necessary in that particular area of your jaw. Unless the root is replaced, your body will reabsorb the bone surrounding the missing tooth, resulting in jaw shrinkage and collapse. Dental implants are the only tooth replacementsolution that act as a new tooth root and prevent this unfortunate consequence
  • A lifelong solution – Unlike dentures and dental bridges that will need to be adjusted or replaced as your jaw changes shape, dental implants provide a permanent solution. Provided you care for your implant, once it has been accepted by your jaw as a new tooth root, it will not become lose, fall out, or ever need to be replaced

If you are looking for the most reliable form of tooth replacement in the Fresno, Clovis, or Madera areas of California, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an initial dental implants consultation today.