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The Unique Benefits of Dental Implants

Find out what makes dental implants so amazing!

Chances are good that you’ve heard about dental implants, especially if you are currently dealing with tooth loss. Tooth loss is an all-too-common problem for adults and fortunately our Durham, NC, dentist Dr. Thomas Clifton can help turn people’s smiles around and improve their oral health with the help of dental implants. These artificial tooth roots can give patients a new lease on life and a beautiful full smile again. Here are the benefits associated with these amazing restorations.

Implants Save the Jawbone 

Just like real tooth roots, this artificial tooth root can stimulate the jawbone to keep it strong and healthy. Why is this so important? Natural tooth roots stimulate the bone so that it continues to produce new bone cells; however, once one or more teeth fall out, the jawbone doesn’t get the stimulation it needs, which causes it to deteriorate.

In the first year of tooth loss alone, as much as 25 percent of the jawbone can be reabsorbed by the body. This is why it’s so important to get dental implants from our Durham, NC, family dentist Dr. Clifton as soon as possible after having a tooth extracted.

You May Notice Your Gut is Happier 

This may seem like an odd benefit but it’s certainly an important one. After all, if you are missing teeth, you understand all too well how challenging eating certain foods can be. If you find yourself dealing with stomach upset, abdominal pains, and other intestinal problems, it could be because you are unable to properly chew your food.

Luckily, a dental implant functions so much like a real tooth that it can fully restore function back into your bite. This means that you can eat what you want, and you never have to worry about the implant moving or shifting around in your mouth.

Implants Preserve Your Natural Smile 

Dental implants are a singular restoration, which means they do not require any help from adjacent or natural teeth. Since natural teeth do not need to be shaved down or crowned in order to hold your dental implants in place, this preserves the integrity and strength of the rest of your smile. Plus, by filling gaps with a dental implant we can prevent teeth from slowly drifting into these open spaces, causing even more issues with your bite and alignment of your smile.

Turn to one of Durham, NC’s top dentists to get your dental implants. Dr. Clifton and his staff are ready to help you smile confidently again with implants. To schedule a consultation with us, simply call (919) 471-2422 today.

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