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Dr. Na Xu
Healthy Smiles Family Dental
2601 25th St., Suite 400
Salem, OR 97302

P: (503) 385-1185
F: (503) 339-1981

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants Salem OR dentist Healthy Family Smiles DentalWhen you have lost one, two, or all of your teeth, you need something to replace those teeth so that you can chew, speak, and so your mouth can function like normal. Some people opt for dentures, but they tend to slip around and hurt because of how your jaw continues to shift after tooth loss. So what options are going to be better and offer you better results? The newest, and best trend leans towards getting dental implants to get your mouth back to looking and feeling like normal.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are basically a replacement for natural teeth, with the same basic setup as natural teeth. Once your gums are totally healed up after the extraction, you can then have an implant put into your gums. After that heals, you get a post put into the implant, and on top of that post, your dentist will put a crown that looks, feels, and acts just like your natural tooth once did. You can use this setup for a single lost tooth, you can have a bridge put on top of a post for an area that has multiple lost teeth in the same spot, or you can have two implants and posts put in for an entire arch of teeth that needs to be replaced. Dental implants are ideal for the bottom teeth, as those are more apt to slide when dentures are required.

What Benefits Do Dental Implants Offer?

One of the biggest benefits one will get from dental implants is a semi-permanent to permanent replacement for any teeth that have been lost. If taken care of properly, dental implants can last you the rest of your life. They may cost a little bit more up front than dentures, but with the fact that you may never have to replace them again, they can easily recoup their costs over time. They also maintain the integrity of your jaw. When you lose a tooth, or several teeth, your jaw begins to deteriorate in those places due to a lack of pressure from normal activities like chewing. Giving that pressure back to your jaw can help keep your jaw working properly, and keep the bone from deteriorating.

Dental implants also give your face a more youthful appearance, as it fills in the gaps and keeps you from suffering the sunken look that most people get when they get dentures. Dental implants are also easy to maintain, requiring little care outside of a healthy oral routine and regular visits to the dentist. Your dentist can also make adjustments to them as necessary, keeping them a solid fit in your mouth, alleviating the chances of anything being painful or sliding around in your mouth.

If you want to find out what benefits your mouth will have by getting dental implants, give Dr. Xu a call at Healthy Smiles Family Dental. At your appointment, you can get a thorough examination, and the two of you can decide if dental implants are the right solution for your particular needs.

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