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A Guide to Getting Great Gums with Dental Implants in Philadelphia

By Gerald Regni, DMD on April 03, 2014

Tooth loss does not have to be the end of your good looks or active lifestyle. These days, you now have the option to replace missing teeth permanently by means of implant dentistry. The American Academy of Periodontology cites the key advantages of dental implants:

Dental Implants

"In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures are designed to be long lasting. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures also are more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures, allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.

 

In addition, because implant-supported full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

 

In the long term, implants can be more esthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. Conventional dentures make it difficult to eat certain foods"

Aside from recreating radiant smiles with natural-looking replacement teeth, dental implants also help improve gum or periodontal health. Here are some of the periodontal benefits of dental implants in Philadelphia:

The Root of All Good

As artificial tooth replacements, dental implants reinforce the jaw by stimulating bone growth. This prevents further bone loss or erosion, which leaves the gums susceptible to injury and irritation. Part of the preparation for dental implant surgery includes checking for the bone underneath the gums to see if it can support the implant. Otherwise, you’ll have to undergo a bone grafting procedure first.

Anchors Away!

Dental implants support dentures by locking the prosthetics within the patient’s gums. As a result, patients no longer have to worry about their dentures slipping and sliding out of place. The implant-supported denture feels more natural and decreases the patient’s gum discomfort, especially when eating. Those who’ve had dental implants also no longer depend on denture glues that may cause gum infection or soreness.

Less is More

Good oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing, as well as routine professional dental cleaning, are still essential. The good news is that unlike natural teeth, dental implants do not succumb to decay or cavities, which are often the cause of gum disease. With reliable and long-lasting dental implants, patients can undergo fewer restorations like root canals and retreatments.

Indeed, dental implants can help prevent teeth and gum concerns. Whether you need full-mouth implants or a single-tooth dental implant in Philadelphia, trust a holistic dentist like Dr. Gerald Regni, DMD to restore your beautiful smile the safe and healthy way.

(Source: FULL MOUTH DENTAL IMPLANTS, American Academy of Periodontology)

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