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Orlando Dental Implant Benefits

Older man with full, flawless smile Before you get started with an advanced dental implant tooth replacement plan, you should take the time to explore all of your treatment options. On this page, we’ll review some of the many benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental implants. If you want to learn more about dental implants, call to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment at the Orlando dental office of John E. Russo, DMD. We’ll review all of your treatment options and partner with you to create a smile restoration plan that will improve your confidence.

Maintain a Healthy, Youthful Facial Structure

Animation of implant dentureFollowing tooth loss, there is not enough stimulation to maintain soft tissue volume and jawbone density. This can lead to changes in facial shape, including the sagging appearance so often associated with denture wearers. Dental implants offer the same stimulation as lost tooth roots to maintain the healthy, youthful facial shape.

Improve the Function of Your Teeth

Older woman pointing to her smileFor patients missing a larger number of teeth, an implant supported partial or full denture may be recommended. Traditional, removable dentures only restore between 5 and 20% of healthy chewing function. Implant supported dentures restore about 70% of chewing function. This means that patients are able to chew a wider range of foods and maintain a more nutritious diet.

Prevent Loss of Bone Density

Model smile with implant bridgeThe loss of even a single tooth will lead to diminished jawbone density over time, which will lead to further tooth loss. By replacing the lost tooth roots, dental implant supported restorations offer the stimulation necessary to prevent the loss of bone density.

Keep Your Smile for Life

Traditional crowns, bridges, and dentures need to be replaced every five to ten years to ensure optimal function. Your implant retained replacement tooth can last two decades or longer, and with proper care, many patients keep their restored smiles healthy for a lifetime.

Natural Look, Feel, & Function

Once in place, your implant retained tooth or teeth will look, feel, and function just like your natural smile. Because the implant posts mimic the root structures of lost teeth, your newly restored smile will look and feel just like your healthy, natural dental structures.

Easy to Maintain Oral Hygiene

Because implant supported restorations are fixed, you can easily brush them just like your natural teeth. Be sure to brush at least two minutes at a time twice a day. To keep your implant supported replacement teeth looking and feeling great for years to come, consider brushing between meals as well as in the morning and before bed. You may also need to change to a specialized flossing tool, if you have a larger partial or full denture. This will allow you to remove plaque and bacteria that can accumulate between the denture base and the gum tissue. We may also recommend you receive more frequent dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings for the first few years following dental implant tooth replacement. This is especially important for patients who have struggled with gum disease.