Benefits of Dental Implants

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

Fri, 06/21/2013

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted into your gums to hold a restoration, such as a dental crown, in place. There are a number of advantages offered by dental implants, particularly when you compare them to other forms of tooth replacement.

Dental implants:

  • Provide full restoration of strength and function
  • Don not rely on adjacent teeth for support
  • Will not slip or fall out
  • Produce a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing end-result
  • Prevent jaw shrinkage and collapse

All forms of tooth replacement can help restore strength and beauty, but dental implants alone offer all of these amazing benefits.


Once inserted, dental implants undergo a process known as osseointegration. This is the process through which your implant is accepted as a new tooth root, allowing it to not only secure into your jawbone, but to prevent your jawbone from changing shape or shrinking.

The process of osseointegration can take upwards of six months, but is very well worth the wait when one considers the benefits of permanent tooth replacement. Fresno implant dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake can discuss this with you in more detail during your initial consultation.

If you would like to learn if dental implants are right for you, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS or call 559-224-0103 today to schedule an initial consultation at our comfortable Fresno, California office.