The main element and benefit of dental implants over other tooth replacement treatments is the implant connects directly to the jaw bone. Although they are not the same as a natural connection, dental implants function the same as your natural teeth did. In the event of tooth loss, the loss of bone will inevitably occur. This is because the root is no longer stimulating or stabilizing the bone, resulting in poor oral health. By using restorative dentistry and dental implants, patients can find rewarding options as an alternative to traditional dentures. Moreover, by using titanium as the core of the implant, you are given an element that biochemically adheres to the bone. Using this technique as a root replacement, a more stable bond is formed and the result is a more natural feel and look for your replaced teeth.
Some people may feel that because they are only missing a few back teeth, the need for dental implants is unnecessary. However, there are many issues that stem from missing teeth, even the back ones where no one can see. Surrounding each tooth is a bone called the alveolar bone. This bone supports the tooth and when it is lost, the alveolar bone dissolves, leaving detrimental dental issues in its wake. As time progresses, the bone can never be replaced but the skilled team of dentists at Park Slope Dental Arts can help.