Are dental implants good for your oral health?

When thinking of the placement of dental implants after tooth loss, many patients consider the benefits that they provide to the function and appearance of the smile. But did you know that dental implants are also good for your oral health as well? This is a major benefit that many patients don’t think about. Below are three of the main ways in which dental implants are good for  your health:

  • Dental implants can replace problematic teeth. Teeth that are severely damaged and beyond the state of repair may become problematic for patients. In situations such as this, Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano of DeStefano Dentistry may recommend have the tooth extracted and replaced using a dental implant. This can alleviate pain caused by damaged teeth that might impact a patient’s daily activities and quality of living.
  • Dental implants can fill the gaps left behind by missing teeth to maintain alignment of the dental arch. Once a tooth is lost, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid the shifting of the remaining teeth. Dental implants are a wonderful option for keeping the smile beautiful after tooth extraction or loss.
  • Dental implants can preserve the jawbone and avoid bone resorption. Once a tooth has been lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to shrink in a process known as bone resorption. Dental implants are the only restoration that can maintain the jawbone after tooth loss. This is because the implant placement stimulates the process of osseointegration during which the bone wraps around the implant and provides a strong and steady foundation. This is what makes dental implants the gold standard in tooth replacement: the durability achieved by integrating into the natural bone.

Are you ready to speak to Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano regarding dental implants?

Dental implants are a wonderful solution for many of the patients in the area of Pittsford, NY struggling with tooth loss. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment with the team at DeStefano Dentistry to find out if you are a candidate for implants, call (585) 248-2383 today. Our facility is conveniently located at 600 Kreag Road and accepts new and current patients.

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