Dental implant posts, which are inserted into your jawbone, are best known for their ability to support any size dental prosthesis with the same reliability as healthy teeth roots. With one or more implant posts in place, your dental crown, bridge or denture will more closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth than ever before. However, dental implants support much more than patients often realize, which makes them much more beneficial in the long-run than you may have believed.
Any Dental Prosthesis
Dental implants are single posts that mimic natural teeth roots. Each post is inserted individually, and you can receive one, two, or several, depending on the size of your dental prosthesis. For instance, one implant post can be topped with a dental crown to replace a single lost tooth, or you may need up to six posts to support a complete denture.
Your Jawbone’s Integrity
Your healthy teeth roots and jawbone rely on each other. The roots are embedded in the jawbone for stability and support, and your jawbone relies on the stimulation they produce when you bite and chew to receive nutrients. By reestablishing that stimulation, implant posts support the healthy, nutrient-rich flow of blood that your jawbone needs to stay strong and healthy.
Your Facial Appearance
Much like your teeth, your jawbone is intricately connected to the rest of your facial structures. When your jawbone remains strong and healthy, it also supports these structures to prevent them from sagging following your tooth loss. This results in a more youthful facial appearance to go along with your fuller and more youthful smile.
Enjoy Better Prosthetic Support with Dental Implants
With dental implants, your dental prosthesis can enjoy a better and more lifelike level of support than ever before. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, at (724) 256-4612. Our Smile Certified experts happily serve patients from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.