Dental Implant Advantages

Looking into options for your tooth loss can become a bit overwhelming, particularly if you are new to the world of dental prosthetics. Fortunately, patients often feel overjoyed when they begin learning more about dental implants. Why? Well, implants provide a long list of exceptional advantages, some of which are offered by other prosthetics and some that are completely unique to implants. If you have been searching for a way to completely restore your smile, while preventing the potential side effects of tooth loss, it’s about time you become more familiar with the benefits of implants. Read further to learn more:

Advantages of Dental Implants

  1. Implants Protect Your Smile Alignment. Dental implants don’t just replace the part of your tooth that sits above your gumline – they support a crown or other prosthetic, while replacing your missing roots, so you can enjoy a comprehensive tooth replacement. What’s this mean? It means that your previously open space now has a placeholder. Your remaining teeth, which are susceptible to shifting into open spaces, will stay where they are. Your implant helps preserve your alignment.
  2. Implants Last A Long Time. In some cases, dental implants may last the rest of your life. Provided you offer them exceptional care (which really just means brushing your teeth and flossing every day and scheduling dental cleanings) then you can expect excellent results.
  3. Implants Improve Daily Function. You need your teeth for daily functioning, which includes chewing your food and speaking. Unfortunately, if you still have open spaces in your smile or if you are dealing with a prosthetic that is not secure, you may have trouble eating the foods you love. You may even find that articulating your thoughts verbally becomes challenging. Implants fully restore your tooth, so your quality of life improves, too.
  4. Implants Don’t Budge. Your implant is solidly fused with your jawbone, which means you won’t experience any jiggling, movement, slippage, or accidents during the day. You can just think of your smile as your natural smile without worrying about embarrassing moments.


Dr. Shawn Hofkes and the staff at Cerritos Dental Surgery are highly qualified to address complex issues, including those that require oral surgery to correct. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and all surrounding communities.