By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
October 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you been thinking about replacing missing teeth with dental implants but aren't sure if they're the best option for you? Our Honolulu, dental implantsHI, dentist, Dr. Ken Yasuhara, shares a few benefits that may help you make your decision.

The only total total replacement option

Bridges, dentures and dental implants all offer effective ways to replace missing teeth, but only dental implants offer a complete restoration. Bridges and dentures only restore the part of the tooth visible above your gums, while dental implants rebuild your tooth from the root up. When you opt for a dental implant, a titanium implant will be added to your jawbone. The implant acts as a synthetic root and supports a lifelike crown.

Osseointegration is the key to the success of dental implants. Implants are made of titanium, a lightweight metal that osseointegrates (bonds) to your jawbone, ensuring that your implant is just as secure as your natural roots.

An excellent choice no matter how many teeth you need to replace

Dental implants aren't just used to replace single missing teeth. They're equally effective in replacing an entire section of teeth or even all of your teeth.

Unparalleled comfort

Discomfort can occur if your restoration doesn't fit well. Irritation and pain due to slipping is particularly common. Luckily, the problem is completely preventable with dental implants. Your dental implant provides a sturdy foundation for your crown, which prevents slipping and irritation when you chew.

A less expensive option

When you compare restoration options in Honolulu, it's important to include both short- and long-term costs in your comparison. Although dental implants may be more expensive now, they often offer the least expensive option when overall costs are considered. Implants usually don't need to ever be replaced, while you might need a new bridge or dentures every 10 to 15 years.

Better oral health

Dental implants protect your oral health by:

  • Preventing Jawbone Weakening: Your implants constantly stimulate your jawbone, helping you avoid this common consequence of tooth loss.
  • Keeping Your Teeth Straight: Your teeth won't shift and overlap when you replace missing teeth with an implant.
  • Decreasing Plaque Build Up: It's difficult to remove plaque from overlapping sections of your teeth. Implants prevent your teeth from overlapping, making it easier to remove cavity-causing plaque.

Fill the gap in your smile with dental implants. Call our Honolulu, HI, dentist, Dr. Yasuhara, at (808) 947-8900 to schedule an appointment.