Health Benefits Of Dental Implants

Has the idea of filling the open spaces in your smile with dental implants crossed your mind? Perhaps the simple advantage of replacing your entire tooth (from the root to the crown) is enough to send you reeling with excitement. On a deeper level, however, you may find yourself wondering if – and how – implants are a step above your other dental prosthetic options. We suggest that you learn more about the varied and impactful health benefits of implants. This greater understanding of the ways implants can improve your life may assist you in cultivating certainty as you make your final decision to complete your smile.

General Health

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants can protect your general health. Implants provide you with the greatest stability of all dental prosthetics, which means you can go back to eating the foods you love (rather than avoiding healthy foods simply because you cannot chew them). The result? Greatly improved nutrition.

Oral Health

Dental implants protect your oral health, as well. First, missing roots can result in jawbone deterioration. Replacing them with implants restores essential stimulation that keeps your jaw tissue healthy. Implants also provide the following:

  • Alignment Protection: They act as placeholders, which keep your teeth in alignment instead of shifting toward open spaces.
  • Bite Protection: Implants restore balance to your bite, which promotes comfortable speaking, eating, and protects against problems like bruxism and TMJ disorder.

Emotional Health

Your emotional health often suffers as a result of tooth loss. Fortunately, dental implants fully restore your teeth and the beauty of your smile, greatly improving your confidence. As a result, you may find you feel more comfortable in social settings, gaining momentum in your career, and feeling ready to succeed in multiple areas of your life.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa).