Benefits of Dental Implants

What are the different conditions that dental implants are good for? What are the benefits of dental implants? How do I know if dental implants are right for me?

Everyone except growing children is potentially a candidate for dental implants.  (However, there are cases in which an implant is a good option even for children, such as when in conjunction with a comprehensive orthodontic plan.)

If you have one or more damaged or missing teeth, implants are often the very best solution.  Implants can also solve problems with dentures. 

The newer smaller diameter implants (“mini-implants”) and minimally invasive procedures most often used by Cambridge rarely lead to complications.*

There are many benefits of dental implants. You see, implants are great for a wide variety of applications ranging from replacing a single tooth to replacing a full set of teeth to anchoring dentures or bridges so that they can feel and work like natural teeth.

You can replace the denture with a full arch of implants and crowns, or use implants to anchor the denture in such a secure and natural way that it will feel like you have your own teeth again.

One of the top benefits of dental implants is that it can also help prevent deterioration of the jawbone so the patient’s face retains its natural shape and appearance.

In summary, implants are often the most permanent and natural solution for:

  • securing upper and lower dentures
  • replacing a single tooth
  • replacing multiple teeth
  • avoiding a denture entirely by replacing it with a complete arch of fixed porcelain crowns
  • replacing or securing a partial denture

*With the older, conventional implants and protocols, some conditions such as smoking or advanced diabetes, can sometimes cause complications.  In such cases, you will need to have more frequent check-ups, at least in the beginning, to monitor the progress of your implants. Also, with the older conventional implants especially, bone grafts may sometimes be required for patients who don’t have enough bone volume or density.

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