Tooth loss can be a scary thing for an adult. After all, adult teeth do not grow back. Adults may see tooth loss as a sign of aging and a deterioration in oral health. However, tooth loss does not have to be so tragic. With the aid of dental implants, your Waco dentist, Dr. Corbet Locke, can replace your missing tooth and restore your oral health. Below, Dr. Locke discusses four benefits of dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- They can help prevent the domino effect. The domino effect refers to a complication that sometimes stems from a lost tooth. This complication occurs when further tooth loss follows the original lost tooth. This subsequent tooth loss occurs because the body stops sending nutrients to the area formerly occupied by the lost tooth. However, the nearby teeth sometimes do not receive adequate nutrition as a result, and they fall out. Thankfully, dental implants can help prevent the domino effect. The body recognizes the post of the implant as a tooth’s root and restores nutrition.
- They can improve jawbone health. In addition to restoring nutrient flow, dental implants can also restore the transmission of force to the jawbone. Bone cells are stimulated by the forces of biting and chewing, and without stimulation, bone density suffers. Once the dental implant has been placed, however, the bone cells can receive adequate stimulation and bone health can improve.
- They provide a natural–feeling restoration. Because dental implants are anchored into the jawbone just like natural teeth, they provide a more natural-feeling restoration than those tooth-replacement methods that rely on surrounding teeth for support.
- They make life with dentures more comfortable. Your Waco implant dentist, Dr. Locke, can use dental implants to support dentures, adding significant stability to the dentures and preventing any slipping. With the dentures stabilized, denture wearers are able to speak more clearly and eat tough food without worry.
Contact Your Waco Implant Dentist
Are you looking for a restoration for your lost tooth? Contact our 76172 dental office at 254-776-4888 to schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Waco implant dentist, Dr. Locke. We serve patients from Waco, Woodway, McGregor, Hewitt, and surrounding communities.