The Importance of Dental Implants After Teeth Extractions

If you’re a Galesburg area resident who needs to have teeth removed – for any reason – you should consider replacing them with dental implants. Not only are these the strongest, most state-of-the-art tooth-replacement system available in dentistry, but they are the tooth replacement option most often recommended by AOS for the benefit of your overall oral health.

Why Dental Implants Are So Important

Many Galesburg patients don’t realize it, but teeth roots do more than serve as the anchors for holding your teeth in place. Your teeth roots actually stimulate the growth of your jawbone. When teeth are removed via teeth extractions, this root stimulation is lost, which can cause you to lose jawbone tissue and, as a result, make your remaining teeth unstable and at risk for falling out.

Dental implants, however, include a titanium rod that is inserted into your jawbone and acts as a root for this tooth replacement system. This titanium rod stimulates your jawbone tissue, just as your natural tooth root does, and encourages the growth of jawbone tissue. So, dental implants not only replace extracted teeth but can actually help save your existing ones, too.

Why Can’t I Replace My Teeth With Bridges or Dentures?

Bridges and dentures are older tooth replacement systems which have been used by Galesburg area residents for ages. And while bridges and dentures can replace the aesthetics and some oral function in your mouth, they don’t insert anything into your jaw bone, meaning they don’t stimulate jawbone growth. Even though you might achieve the aesthetic smile you want with bridges or dentures, you’re actually putting yourself at risk for losing jawbone tissue and additional teeth by going with these tooth replacement options. Who wants that?

Additional Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants offer many more benefits than just saving jaw bone tissue and your existing teeth. They are also:

  • The most realistic tooth replacement system available on the market today, so nobody needs to know you’ve had teeth extracted and replaced.
  • The strongest tooth replacement system With dental implants, you can eat and chew all your favorite foods, no matter how hard or crunchy they are.
  • Completely fused to your jaw bone, which means that they don’t slip and slide when you talk or eat, and you don’t have to remove them daily for cleaning.
  • Utterly independent in regards to affecting adjacent teeth. Bridges, on the other hand, require your adjacent teeth to be drilled down and capped to “hold” the bridge in place.

As you can see, dental implants offer Galesburg teeth extractions patients with several benefits over dentures and bridges. If you need teeth replaced, you should definitely consider dental implants.

Call Our Doctors to Discuss Dental Implants Today

If you are interested in dental implants, either for a full smile makeover or to replace diseased, decayed or damaged teeth, our doctors want to talk to you about the process.

You can call them at our Galesburg office today to schedule an initial dental implants consultation at (309) 232-8252.