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What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can greatly affect the appearance of a patient's smile. Teeth may begin to shift out of place, which can result in misalignment and bone loss underneath the gums. This can have a negative effect on a patient's entire smile. Some dentists may recommend that their patients undergo a dental implant procedure. Spokane dentist Dr. Doug Brossoit, DDS often suggests dental implants to patients who want to restore their smile with a high-quality, permanent restoration.

Dr. Doug Brossoit, DDS is proud to offer dental implants for his patients. They can be used for one of two reasons: to restore a missing tooth, or in conjunction with dentures for support and stability. Dental implants are restorations made of titanium that are surgically placed into the bone underneath the gums and topped with a crown or dentures to replace teeth. They can last several decades, sometimes a lifetime, when well maintained and properly cared for.

Dental implants provide a number of benefits over other restorative options.

* Beautiful Restoration
No one likes a smile with missing teeth. Dental implants are a beautiful, natural-looking way to replace missing teeth with others being none the wiser that cosmetic restoration had been done.

* Maintain Bone Structure
When a tooth is lost, patients will experience bone loss underneath the gums. By placing dental implants, patients can retain the bone underneath, as the dental implant can stimulate bone growth.

* Strong
Dental implants are anchored in the bone for a strong hold, just like a natural tooth. This is one of the most effective ways to replace a tooth, and makes a huge difference for patients who are struggling with dentures that are ill fitting, slipping, or not staying in place.

* Long-lasting
Dental implants can last a lifetime when maintained and examined regularly by a family dentist such as Dr. Doug Brossoit, DDS of Spokane. Patients that continue to come to their dentist for professional cleanings and examinations will have a higher success rate of keeping and maintaining their dental implants.

* Improved Function
Dental implants are not only beautiful, but they function just like your natural teeth. This is due to the fact that they are integrated into the bone as the root of a natural tooth is.

* No Special Care
Dental implants do not require any special care or attention.

* Stand-Alone Restoration
This restoration does not depend on any other teeth to stay in place. Dental bridges, which are an often-considered alternative, require that surrounding teeth have enamel removed to support the bridge. Though conservative, this should be avoided if possible.

Dr. Doug Brossoit, DDS highly recommends dental implants for patients that want a permanent, long-lasting alternative to removable partial dentures or bridges. Call today to learn more about the benefits of a dental implant procedure. Spokane dentist Dr. Doug Brossoit, DDS would be happy to educate you on what dental implants can do to improve your smile.

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