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Do you need to replace one or more missing natural teeth? You can explore your options with a dentist at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. An increasingly popular type of dental restoration, a dental implant is a more stable alternative to a traditional denture.

Unlike conventional dentures, which simply rest on the gums, implants are supported by small titanium anchors that are secured in the jawbone. In addition to enhanced stability, a dental implant restoration can function similarly to a natural tooth root. As such, it can help prevent the resorptive bone-loss process that often occurs following the loss of a tooth.

Benefits of Implant Restoration

Compared to a traditional denture, an implant restoration offers many benefits, including:

  • Better fit – An implant-supported denture fits more securely than a denture that is fixed in place with dental adhesives. A better fit can reduce or eliminate excess denture movement during chewing and speaking, which can increase comfort and help prevent embarrassing denture dislodgement.
  • Healthier digestion – Stable implants allow for more thorough chewing, which can help the body’s digestive system break down foods more efficiently and absorb more nutrients.
  • Enhanced facial appearance – When teeth are missing, the jawbone is under-stimulated, which triggers a natural process of bone resorption (shrinkage). As a result, the nose and chin may move closer together, causing the face to appear sunken and prematurely aged. An implant restoration can significantly slow the bone resorption process or even eliminate it entirely.

If you lost one or more teeth or are currently struggling with loose or ill-fitting dentures, an implant restoration may be a good option for you. A dentist at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. can perform a thorough examination of your oral health and jaw structure, review your needs, and suggest a customized treatment plan to maintain the health of your gums, prevent bone loss, improve your oral function, and enhance your smile.

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