Dental implants allow patients to smile confidently after tooth loss. Dental implants can be installed by a dentist or endodontist. Looking into the possible benefits of dental implants can help you make your decision. These implants can help you in the following ways:

1. Avoid the cost, pain, and hassle of future restorations.

Dental restorations allow people to take control of their oral health. The restorations required for missing teeth can be especially expensive and time-consuming. Naturally, most people want their dental restorations to last a lifetime. Dental implants can last longer than other tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges and dentures. Choosing to have dental implants placed shortly after tooth loss occurs can allow you to take advantage of this permanent restoration option. By avoiding the need to replace dental bridges and dentures in the future, you can avoid additional hassle, pain, and costs.

2. Replace one or more teeth.

Dental implants can be used to replace as many missing teeth as you have lost. Single teeth can be replaced by attaching dental crowns to dental implants. If you're missing two or more teeth in a row, your dentist can create a prosthesis that can be attached to a single dental implant. In fact, it's even possible to replace all the teeth in your mouth using all-on-4 dental implants. Your dentist can work with you to find the dental implant configuration that allows you to replace missing teeth using as few implants as possible.

3. Take advantage of advancements in dental implant technology.

Dentists can utilize advancements in dental implant technology to give patients as easy and seamless a dental implant procedure as possible. For example, new scanning technology can be used to create 3D models of patients' mouths, eliminating the need for physical impressions. These scans can be used to design your dental prostheses so you can take advantage of a perfect, comfortable fit. Modern dental implant technology even makes it possible to complete the dental implant procedure in a single day. Patients who want to begin the healing process as soon as possible and avoid extra visits to the dentist's office may be interested in taking advantage of this technique.

4. Protect your overall oral health.

Finally, dental implants can allow you to protect your overall oral health. Dental implants provide stimulation for the jawbone, effectively preventing the bone erosion that is common after tooth loss. Prompt installation of dental implants can help patients avoid the need for bone grafts in the future.