Thanks to advancements in dentistry, you have more options than ever to replace your missing teeth. Although there are several solutions, only one offers exceptional benefits above all others. Dental implants are a nearly perfect replica of your tooth’s natural structure. As a result, it provides several advantages, including:
Unlike traditional prosthetics, dental implants replace more than just the crown of the tooth. They also recreate the root using a titanium implant post that’s surgically placed into the jawbone. Your bone fuses to the post, providing a stable foundation for your replacement tooth. You’ll never need to worry about any slipping or irritation because dental implants closely feel like your real teeth. In fact, you can regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force to enjoy your favorite foods again.
When you lose a tooth, the root is also missing. The lack of stimulation will cause your jawbone to slowly shrink. This increases your risk of several issues, such as cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. A dental implant is the only prosthetic to stop bone loss because it replaces the root. The implant post encourages new growth to preserve your jawbone’s density. Not only does this provide a stable foundation for your restoration, but it also improves your oral health to reduce your overall dental expenses.
Your teeth are important for more than just chewing and speaking. They also impact your self-esteem. If you’ve lost a tooth or two in the front, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by your mouth. You don’t need to hide behind an incomplete smile. An all-ceramic restoration will fill the empty space. The restoration is carefully crafted to match the appearance of your natural teeth to blend in when you smile. No one will know it isn’t your real tooth.
Traditional dental prosthetics need to be replaced every few years, which can be costly over time. Dental implants have over a 95% success rate. They are proven to last for decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene and receiving routine services from your dentist. As a result, you should never need to pay to have them replaced. While you may pay more for dental implants initially, they are more affordable long-term because they can last for a lifetime.
Tooth loss can make you look years older than your true age. Your shrinking jawbone and missing teeth won’t provide your facial tissues with support. As a result, you might experience premature wrinkles and sagging skin. Dental implants can help take years off how old you look by giving your facial tissues the support they need.
If you’re ready to enjoy the next best thing to your natural smile, you might be a candidate for dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.