Meet the preferred method for restoring function and aesthetics to your smile!

If you’re missing teeth, it can be a huge blow to your self-confidence. Instead of laughing and smiling at the joys life brings, you may spend more time trying to hide and cover your missing teeth out of embarrassment rather than truly living in the moment. 

At Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery, we’re here to tell you there’s a different way. You can live and laugh freely when you embrace the power of dental implants. Join us in our exploration of dental implants today and learn how they can help you smile wide once again.

Why Dental Implants?

There are three options when it comes to restoring missing teeth — partial dentures/dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. While traditional methods such as dentures and bridges are a tried and true dental method, dental implants are an innovation that not only restores, but elevates, your smile. 

A Dental (Implant) Revolution

Missing teeth, apart from aesthetics, are also a structural issue. And whether you’ve had dental trauma or dental decay resulting in tooth loss, it’s crucial that your missing teeth are replaced. 

Patients are choosing dental implants because they are a permanent solution to rectifying their dental health. Dental implants are metal anchors (typically titanium) that are placed in the jaw bone. The bone then heals around the anchor and the artificial tooth can be placed on the implant. 

The implant is secure and natural-looking, making it one of the best options for those who want not only a beautiful but functional smile. 

We’ve written more in-depth on the benefits of dental implants, but here is a quick recap:

  • Dental implants restore your facial structure
  • Dental implants preserve bone and prevent gum recession
  • Dental implants help hold surrounding teeth in place
  • Dental implants are a permanent solution

So, how do dental implants not only benefit but elevate your smile? Let’s dive in below!

Dental implants are an adaptable option.

Dental implants are adaptable, so whether you’re missing one tooth or a whole row, dental implants are flexible and can work with what you’ve got! They are a great solution because not only can they support one to a couple of crowns, but you can also support an entire mouth of dental implants. 

Dental implants look like the real thing!

If natural-looking teeth are what you’re after, dental implants are typically the best option. If you’ve had dentures or know someone who does, you know there are many restrictions on what you can eat and they can easily slide, slip, and break over time. 

Dental implants, on the other hand, are coated in a strong, durable zirconia which looks and functions like a real tooth — people likely won’t be able to tell a difference and neither will you! Keep eating crunchy and chewy foods because you’ll have nothing to worry about!

Dental implants stimulate bone growth!

When you have all of your teeth, they naturally encourage healthy bone growth and tissue regeneration, but when you lose teeth and they’re not replaced, your jaw bone begins to break down over time. 

One of the most common reasons patients choose dental implants is because they can stimulate jaw bone growth as well. Dentures and bridges are purely cosmetic, whereas dental implants are functional because the anchor that is placed in the jaw bone supports the tissue so you won’t lose bone. 

From providing you an adaptable option to stimulating bone growth, dental implants can truly change your life. And while just these two reasons can stand alone in helping you make a decision to get dental implants, there are so many other ways they elevate your smile!

Stay tuned for part two!

To learn more about dental implants from the leading oral surgeons in the country, connect with us today!