- The adjacent and opposing teeth with shift into the space. This can lead to other complications. Shifting teeth can create problems with your bite, which may lead to TMJ issues or problems chewing. Tipped or uneven teeth are also harder to keep clean leading to cavities and gum disease.
- Dental implants maintain the jawbone. When you are missing a tooth the jawbone deteriorates in that area do to lack of stimulation. A dental implant stimulates bone growth and maintains a healthy bone level. Waiting to long to have a dental implant placed means there may not be enough bone available to accept a dental implant. By maintaining your jawbone this also preserves a more youthful appearance. When your jawbone begins to deteriorate because of missing teeth, it can cause your face to appear sunken in, causing you to look older. Dental implants provide stimulation to the surrounding bone allowing you to retain and maintain your bone, preserving a more youthful appearance.
3. Dentures wearers benefit the most from dental implants. Implants allow the denture to remain securely in place while eating and talking. You don’t have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out in social settings. Implant supported dentures are the closest thing to natural teeth available. Implants allow you to no longer be dependant on denture adhesives, which are uncomfortable and costly.
The dental team at Streitz Dental Arts, located in Plainfield and Joliet IL, have successfully restored thousands of dental implants and invite you to call our office to see if implants are the right choice for you.