How implants benefit your oral health

Dr. Steven Holbrook of Albuquerque, NM is a dental provider who offers a wide selection of services to new and current patients. In addition, he can provide restorative dentistry for those who have lost natural teeth. Restorative solutions such as dental implants are popular options for many of our patients, and continue to be a desirable choice for both adult men and women in replacing one or more teeth. Additionally, many patients find that this treatment is also beneficial for oral health and wellness in many different ways. Below are just a few of the ways in which dental implants are beneficial:

  • Dental implants are stand-alone restorations. Unlike dental bridges, which require preparation to the surrounding teeth for stability and strength, dental implants are self-supporting. They use the bone of the jaw as the foundation to ensure they are strong enough to function as natural teeth do. This is also what makes them so durable and long-lasting, as they are fused with the jawbone for the best functionality.
  • Dental implants prevent bone resorption. When teeth are lost, the bone underneath can deteriorate through a process known as bone resorption. This is what causes patients who have dentures to have a sunken appearance to the lower portion of their face. With dental implants, osseointegration helps maintain the bone and keep this from occurring.
  • Dental implants are easy to care for. Dental implants are cared for just like the rest of the smile with daily brushing and flossing. They do not need to be adjusted like dentures do, and they function as they should. Patients can have their dental implants cleaned thoroughly at their routine six-month appointment with our dental team.

Ready to discuss the possibility of implants with your dentist?

Dr. Steven Holbrook and his team in Albuquerque, NM are here to help. Our practice is located at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard, NE Suite C, and accepts new patients and families. We encourage future patients to call our office at (505) 881-1159 to request a visit at our practice and get started learning more about the treatments available to restore the smile!

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