What Are the Health Benefits of Dental Implants?

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The popularity of dental implants has increased significantly in recent years. There are many good reasons for this rise in popularity as dental implants have a number of advantages over dentures and other more traditional dental treatments. Learning about dental implants can help those considering who need dental work to make an informed treatment choice.

Dental Implants

Usability

The primary advantage of dental implants over dentures is that the implant works like a real tooth. The implant is stable and does not slide around during chewing or talking, like many dentures. People with dentures have to be careful when laughing, sneezing or participating in sports or order to prevent the dentures from coming loose or even falling out of their mouth. Unlike dentures that have to be removed from the mouth, soaked in denture cleaner and brushed inside and out, implants are even cleaned like real teeth while they are in the mouth by brushing and flossing.

[tweet_box design=”box_11″ float=”none”]Dental implants can be a good decision for those who are losing or have lost some of their natural teeth.[/tweet_box]

Supporting Healthy Teeth

When a person has teeth removed, he or she will be left with a gap between the remaining teeth. Though this gap can be filled by a partial denture or bridge, the remaining natural teeth will not be fully supported and will generally begin to move toward the gap. As the natural teeth shift in position, a person may develop bite alignment problems or noticeable gaps that can make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. However, if a dental implant is used to replace the missing teeth, the implant will support the remaining natural teeth and prevent them from shifting. In addition, dental implants are more of a permanent solution than either dentures or bridges which normally need additional work over time to maintain fit and function.

[tweet_box design=”box_11″ float=”none”]However, a dental implant replaces the natural tooth in the jaw. Over time, the jaw bone will even build up around the implant.[/tweet_box]

Protecting Bone Health

When a person has teeth removed, it is common for the jaw bone to lose density in the areas where teeth used to exist. This loss of density can lead to changes in the shape of the face, such as a sunken look or even a shortened jaw. A reduced bone density can also cause the loosening and loss of other teeth. The open area of the jaw where the tooth was removed can also be a problem area that is prone to becoming infected and developing other health problems. However, a dental implant replaces the natural tooth in the jaw. Over time, the jaw bone will even build up around the implant. This buildup of bone will help to keep the jaw strong and the implant stable.

Dental implants can be a good decision for those who are losing or have lost some of their natural teeth. There many benefits make them a better choice than dentures in most situations. Using the Dental Services of Rochester to help you decide can be of serious help. Whether a person is young or old, he or she should carefully consider dental implants when choosing a dental treatment option.


Samantha Stainsburry is a freelance blogger from Charlottesville, VA. She's a major history buff, and loves living in Thomas Jefferson's hometown. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and finding new music among other things. Her personal ambition is beat to Ken Jennings' Jeopardy record with her vast trivia knowledge.

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james
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Dental implants today are fast growing, because it is way better to dentures, you can feel more natural and more confident and also they can support healthy teeth which dentures not, I properly prepare this implant compare to old style dentures. Thanks for posting this article really worth reading.

مجله خبری تفریحی پاسینیک
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Good information about implant,thanks.

Keara Littner
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I didn’t realize that leaving a gap from missing teeth alone could result in the rest of your teeth shifting towards the gap. The potential problems from that would be enough to convince me to get implants to fill the space. Keeping your jaw bone healthy would also be a huge contributor to the decision to get implants.

Susan Hirst
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I didn’t realize all the health benefits that dental implants could offer. What really stood out to me is that teeth will shift toward the gap where a tooth has been removed. That is a very good reason for getting dental implants.

Kingsley Felix
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yeaah, that is true.

Johnny
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I would hate to loose density in my jaw bone because of missing teeth. Implants seem like the best solution to me. Luckily I won’t have to get my whole mouth done, then I can save as many of my original teeth as possible.

Brandon Roberts
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My dad has a few missing teeth, and he was thinking about getting dental implants. He would have already had the surgery, but he is worried about whether or not it is going to look good. And about the aftermath of it all. So I really appreciate you talking about the health benefits of getting dental implants. I really feel like my dad would love to hear some of these. I’ll make sure I talk to him about this as soon as I can.

Douglas Brown
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I have heard that dental implant procedures are on the rise, but didn’t really understand why. You make a good point in that they are possibly more usable because of the lack of having to worry about them moving around during laughing, or sneezing, or things like that. My grandmother has talked about maybe getting implants instead of the dentures, and I would be inclined to agree with her. Thanks for the tips and info.

Manjitsingh Bhalla
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Dental implants doubtlessly are tremendous invention in dentistry. They are permanent, reliable and most importantly natural-like look and functions close to real teeth. Highly advisable!

Delores Lyon
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Thanks for sharing these benefits of dental implants. I think it is so great that these implants are able to support your jaw bone and prevent your face from changing. In fact, this makes me wonder if dentures will become obsolete in the near future. There are just so many benefits of implants over dentures!

Seth Ashford
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Thanks for sharing these benefits of dental implants. I had no idea that they would be able to increase your jaw health– that’s pretty amazing! One of my front teeth is actually bonded, so it might be a good idea for me to look into an implant for it. At the very least, it would look better than a tooth with a chip! Now I just need to find a dentist that can help me.

Rachelle Reeves
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My grandma has really bad teeth. She has had many root canals and is getting another one next week. I’m pretty sure she will need to get dentures in just a couple years. I’ll suggest to her to research more about denture implants. What is the average cost?

Olivia Gilman
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Samantha,
Thanks for sharing this info about dental implants. I really like what you say about protecting bone health and how it can keep the jaw strong. This seems like a great idea if you want to keep you facial structures intact. Great post.

Jane Fox
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This is great information! My grandmother is looking into getting either dental implants or dentures and we’ve been trying to figure out what the best solution is for her. It seems like protecting bone health is a great advantage of dental implants. I know that she’d hate to feel like her face shape changed significantly. I’ll talk to her about her options.

Wilfredo Hernandez
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I like that dental implants are like real teeth and don’t shift around while eating. I also didn’t know that dental implants could strengthen the jaw bone. I will have to tell some of my more senior family members about these.

Caleb Hart
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My grandfather has lost some teeth, and he wants to have some work done to his mouth. After reading this article, I’m thinking that implants would be good for him. He doesn’t really like the idea of dentures, so he’ll probably go for something like this.

Meg Lund
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I had no idea that removing teeth reduces the amount of support your remaining teeth have. Additionally, I didn’t know that this could lead to bite alignment problems. I can see how getting an implant will help add support to your teeth and help you avoid these problems with your teeth. Thus, this can help you to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth looking beautiful. Thank you for the insight!

DoloresB
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Wow! Those pictures look quite nasty. Does it hurt at all to have them put in the little metal things? Dental implants are really helpful, but they look quite painful.

Natalie Darcy
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It is nice that they have developed an alternative to dentures that is more functional and easier for people to use. I didn’t realize that this type of dental procedure had so many health benefits. I appreciate the information on how this process works and what it entails. I think that this is a very good option for me and I will be looking into it more, thank you!

Kyle Ross
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I didn’t realize that getting dental implants could have actual health benefits, not just cosmetic ones! It makes sense that your natural teeth would move towards any gaps left by removed teeth, though. I recently had to have a couple of teeth removed, and knowing this, I think I’ll look into getting some implants. Thanks for the great post!

Paige Smith
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I have never heard of dental implants before. This probably would be beneficial for teeth whitening. Thanks for the great ideas.

Brandon Roberts
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Wow, I had no idea that there were so many benefits that came from dental implants. My dad is going to be getting some soon, and he is really worried about getting them. I’ll just have to show him this, and talk to him about how he is going to benefit from them, and I’m sure that this will help him calm down about it all.

Sandy Rivers
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I can definitely agree on the usability of dental implants over dentures. Dentures really aren’t as comfortable as implants, but everyone is different I guess. My mom has implants and she enjoys those much more, but I have heard that dentures are better depending on the person. Thanks for this awesome detailed guide on implants!

Nick Laron
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Thanks for sharing these benefits of dental implants. I think it is so great that these implants are able to support your jaw bone and prevent your face from changing. In fact, this makes me wonder if dentures will become obsolete in the near future. There are just so many benefits of implants over dentures!

Kael Drake
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Dental implants are a fantastic alternative to dentures in my opinion. Like you mention, they function like a real tooth would, and won’t move around while you talk. They’re also much easier to take care of, because you don’t need to worry about extra care aside from brushing your teeth. If I ever need to choose between getting dentures or a dental implant, I’ll be choosing the dental implant. Thanks for your great post!

Jenkins Leroyson
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My mom has been trying to decide if dental implants would be right for her. I like how you point out that implants are more stable and don’t move like dentures. I’m sure she would love to have her smile back!

Olivia Sherwin
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This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that dental implants give support for your other teeth. I thought dental implants were just for aesthetic purposes, and I didn’t realize that they had health benefits too! I’m missing a few teeth myself, and I don’t want my other teeth to start moving toward the gaps, so I’ll definitely look into getting them replaced. Thanks for the great post!

Kara Baker
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Thanks for sharing this great post about dental implants and their benefits! I have several gaps in my mouth from missing teeth, and I’ve been wanting to get them replaced because it makes eating difficult. I appreciate your point that dental implants function just like natural teeth, so I’ll definitely look into having some installed!

Aspen Bowen
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I like what you said about loss of teeth changing your face shape. My grandma doesn’t have any more teeth, and now her face looks a lot shorter. I will ask her if she would be interested in getting dental implants next time I see her.

Joel
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I didn’t realize that losing a tooth could cause a loss of bone density in the jaw. That’s a really fascinating reason to get tooth replacements. A friend of mine uses veneers and needs them replaced every decade or so. I’ll have to ask her if she’s noticed a difference. Thanks for sharing!

Patti Osterberg
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I didn’t know that dental implants could prevent the loss of bone density after tooth removal. This sounds like a fantastic benefit of implants! I’m having some teeth removed, but I want to prevent the “sunken look” or shortened jaw that you mention. It sounds like a dental implant could help to keep my jaw’s natural shape. I’ll talk to my dentist about it!

Jake White
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I had some teeth knocked out in a rock climbing accident recently, and my wife and I are just trying to determine what to do. It definitely sounds like implants are the way to go, especially since they work like a real tooth would. Thanks for sharing this information with me, as this seems like a good option.

Lilly Sedrick
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It really is amazing how many benefits there are that come with dental implants. These implants really are a lot more like regular teeth. It would be really nice to be able to have solid teeth that don’t move around so much.

Michael Williams
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I noticed the other day that my dad was missing a few teeth. He said that he’s planning to get them replaced, he just doesn’t know whether to go with dental implants or dentures. It seemed like a good idea to find the benefits of both to see how I could help him. Thank you for sharing your information. You put up some good points on how dental implants are the way to go.

Deanna R. Jones
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Thanks for explaining the health benefits for getting dental implants. I have a missing tooth that isn’t really noticeable, so I was wondering if I really should find a way to replace it. It’s interesting how my jaw bone could lose density where my tooth used to be, and it could affect my other teeth. I wouldn’t want to lose any more teeth, so getting a dental implant to replace my missing tooth seems like a really good option that I should consider.

Ian Johanson
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I am a big fan of dental implants vs getting a bridge because of how much more convenient the implant will be. It is more durable and easier to maintain and, like you mentioned, helps support other teeth. The only downside I can think of is the price. However, you do get what you pay for, right?

Raylin Sutter
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My husband has been debating on whether or not he should get partial dentures or dental implants since he had several of his teeth knocked out in a really bad car accident that we were in recently. However, I really like the idea that the implants would function in the same way as a tooth. I think that he would appreciate that fact as well and so I will talk to him about seriously considering getting them.

Jason
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Dental implants are definitely becoming more and more popular as time goes on. At our emergency dental clinic we just had a 50% increase this year alone in dental implants. Crazy when you pay attention to the numbers what you notice.

June Robinson
Guest

My husband has always been self conscious because he is missing a few teeth, and after reading this I think dental implants could be a great option for him. I like that you point out that not only would it help him boost his confidence, it would also help him get more usability. I imagine that will help him be able to enjoy more of the foods that he loves that he hasn’t been able to eat in the past. I will be sure to have him read this and consider it, thanks for sharing!

Lillian Schaeffer
Guest

This is some great information, and I especially like your point that dental implants can help protect your bone health. I didn’t realize that you could lose bone density in an area where a tooth was removed! I’ve had to have a couple extracted, so I’ll definitely look into getting some dental implants to preserve the strength my jaw. Thanks for sharing!

Westly Smith
Guest

I never knew that dental implants protect bone health! I was just talking to my dad the other day about getting dental implants. He has some missing teeth. That’s cool how the implants can help maintain jaw shape and facial structure. I’m going to tell my dad about his!

Grace Turner
Guest

Getting an implant would be so great because it is just like a real tooth and won’t slide! I got my tooth knocked out a few weeks ago and I got a retainer as a replacement. It moves around a lot and I think getting an implant might be a better option for me. I’ll talk to my dentist this week and see if he thinks this is a good option for me.

Drew
Guest

Dental implants have always been of interest to me. They seem to have plenty of benefits but there’s something about the thought of having my teeth yanked out beforehand that freaks me out. I would definitely prefer them to dentures though.

Rachel Finn
Guest

I think that an implant is what I’ll need eventually for a few of my teeth. Especially since I won’t be removing all of my teeth, I like the fact that an implant will help preserve the rest of my natural teeth and keep them in place. Do implants still need regular maintenance like other procedures?

Paul Langley
Guest

This is some really helpful information for anyone considering dental implants. I had never heard that they could even support bone health. But I guess it makes sense because you aren’t leaving the socket empty. Thanks so much for writing!

Jeff Curtis
Guest

Thanks for providing some of the health benefits of dental implants. I think it is really interesting that dental implants just work like a real tooth. I am missing a tooth, and I didn’t even know that it was an option to have something like a dental implant in to replace it. I would love to have the normal functionality of my normal teeth. I think that makes dental implants a really amazing option. Thanks for the help!

Braden Bills
Guest

My favorite part about dental implants is how real they look compared to actual teeth. Plus they prevent bone loss and you don’t need to worry about them slipping out! There’s always that stereotype of the grandpa who loses his dentures all the time, but that day and age is no more!

Lauren Woodley
Guest

I didn’t know that putting in a dental implant will help you avoid any realigning issues with your teeth. As you say, when there is a gap in the teeth, they will shift and move to fill that gap, which would eventually cause alignment issues. I’ll definitely keep this in mind and help save myself some time, money, and stress by getting this done right away. Thanks for sharing!

Jen Pack
Guest

My dentist has recommended that I get dental implants and I just wanted to learn more about them, so I appreciate this information. I like how you point out that dental implants are beneficial because they give a usable “tooth.” I imagine that that means I won’t notice a difference when I am eating or talking. I think it is cool as well how you point out that they support the healthy teeth already in your mouth. I will be sure to remember all these things!

Nash Rich
Guest

I’ve heard a lot of good things about dental implants. I can see how they would be so much nicer than dentures. If I lost teeth, I wouldn’t want to have to worry about dentures. I would just want things to be the same as having normal teeth. I love that dentistry has come as far as it has!

Jeffrey Goodman
Guest

I think implants are an amazing invention. They don’t have to be taken out and cleaned. You just keep them in and just brush them like normal. They are much more convenient than dentures.

مجله خبری تفریحی پاسینیک
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Useful information. I’m lucky to discover your website by accident, and I’m shocked

Bob Lowe
Guest

I like that dental implants are like real teeth. Like you mentioned they are stable and do not slide around like dentures could. You also don’t have to deal with gluing them in place. I think the advantages of dental implants outweigh dentures be a long shot. Thank you for the post.

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