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Benefits of Dental Implants
Vancouver, WA

woman with the Benefits of Dental Implants from Alder Dental in Vancouver, WADental implants have quickly become the restoration of choice for many patients who have experienced tooth loss. This is due to the benefits that come for their oral health, their aesthetic, and their ability to chew their regular diet. We can help you have a replacement tooth, or multiple teeth, in a way that both looks and feels natural. Working with our team at Alder Dental, we would love to show you the difference dental implants can make, and why so many patients are choosing them.

A dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but rather a replacement root. It is the structure that joins the jawbone and tooth together, reconnecting the bone and tooth structure. This may not sound important, but the root actually plays a vital role to the health of your jawbone. The benefits that come from dental implants include:
•  Better Bone Health: Your jawbone, along with all of your bone, requires movement to stay healthy. Bone that is not being used will atrophy. When a tooth is lost, your jawbone begins the process of absorption and atrophy. The evidence may be minimal with one missing tooth, but lose a few and your facial shape will actually begin to change. Simply placing a new tooth doesn’t help. The energy of using that replacement tooth cannot transfer to the bone without reestablishing the root. It serves as an in between transferring energy from the tooth to the bone.
•  Better Oral Health: When a patient loses a tooth, one of the first reactions from the patient is to chew predominantly on the other side. This causes uneven wear to the teeth, damaging otherwise healthy teeth. Additionally, the patient often changes their diet to accommodate their missing tooth. They may stop chewing meat, nuts, or other foods because it is uncomfortable to chew them with a missing tooth. Overall, we find that patients benefit from staying with their typical diet, though healthier choices are always preferred.
•  Better Aesthetic and Less Complications: When a patient loses a tooth, they have created room in their mouth for neighboring teeth to shift out of alignment. This is a different experience than when an orthodontist removes a tooth for spacing. This gap allows for uncontrolled movement in your teeth, and they rarely move to your benefit. In fact, most often, shifting teeth alters your bite, causing malocclusion and even temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The jaw joint can come out of alignment and cause popping or pain sensations at your joint, or even cause facial pain and migraines. Replacing missing teeth is best.

Dental Implant Procedure

The placement of dental implants can involve a lengthy process. We will need to plan, prepare, surgically place and then allow the patient to heal. Preparation can often include a bone graft procedure to bulk up the bone where atrophy has occurred. Growing new bone can take time. After placing the implant, healing the bone can also take time. We will walk you through the process and present options pertaining to you and your needs. If you are interested in finding out more about pursuing dental implants, call Alder Dental at (360) 831-0831 today.

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Benefits of Dental Implants | Alder Dental | Vancouver WA Dentist
Working with our team at Alder Dental, we would love to show you the difference dental implants can make, and why so many patients are choosing them. Call us today!
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