It is easy for people to see how dental implants affects the way a person looks. People that get implants go from covering their mouth when they speak or laugh, to smiling broadly at the anything people say. Dental implants help a person emotionally, but they also help a person physically. They can improve the jaw health of the people who get them.
What Do They Do Dental implants improve the smile because they replace missing, broken or bad teeth. That explains that part, but that does not say what they do to improve jaw health. Consider these things if you want to know how implants can improve jaw health.
Different Than Dentures - Dentures are one way to replace lost or broken teeth. The problem is that they are removable and are not affixed permanently in the mouth. When they are not in place, they do not provide the support to the other teeth and to the gums. This can lead to bone loss and to problems with the jaw.
Bone Grafts - before putting implants in place, some people need bone grafts to restore the bones of the jaw. This is something that improves the strength and health of the jaw.
TMJ - Problems with chewing can lead to problems with TMJ disorders. When teeth are missing, it affects the way a person bites and can lead to TMJ disorders.
Implants Are Permanent Teeth
The closer a person can get to their natural teeth, the better off the health of their jaw is. Because implants are the closest possible thing next to natural teeth, they offer the most support for the jaw.
They also offer more support to the rest of the teeth and to the overall oral health. While there are no guarantees that a person will not suffer any problems with their jaw after they get implants. It is something that is less likely to happen.
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