Advantages of Dental Implants

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

Wed, 09/19/2012


The primary advantage of dental implants is that they provide a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Once placed, dental implants become a part of your jaw, enabling them to provide a lifetime of support.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures and Dental Bridges

Further advantages of dental implants can be realized when you compare them to other forms of tooth replacement. Dentures sit on top of your gums and are most often secured with adhesives which can allow them to slip or fall out. Dental bridges are attached to adjacent teeth, eliminating slippage, but potentially damaging the teeth they are attached to. Both dentures and dental bridges are incapable of preventing jaw shrinkage, a natural consequence of missing teeth.

Dental implants are inserted into your jawbone, preventing slippage and reducing damage to adjacent teeth. Accepted as a new tooth root, dental implants also prevent bone loss in the jaw, ensuring your facial structure is not impacted by missing teeth. In addition, the restorations used with dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. For these reasons, Clovis dentist Dr. Greg Miyake often suggests dental implants for our patients.

If you live in or around Fresno, Clovis, or Madera, California and would like to learn more about the advantages of dental implants, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an initial consultation today.