Dr. Hugh Flax from Flax Dental answers a reader’s question about dental implants.
Q: What is the benefit of dental implants over a bridge or dentures?
A: Loss of tooth (or teeth) can happen to anyone. Bridges and dentures can result in bone loss over time, which can alter the structure of your face and adversely affect your appearance. When your jawbone deteriorates, the aging effect is accelerated. Dental implants, however, offer a more permanent solution that preserves the structure of your bone. The sooner you replace a tooth with an implant, the more you can prevent bone loss.
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