Dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to restoring missing or damaged teeth. But, why do so many dentists recommend implants to their patients?
If you’re not familiar with dental implants, read below to understand their advantages:
- They’re Built for Function and Longevity
Dental implants look, feel and work just like natural teeth. They’re a long-term solution – implants provide a strong, stable tooth that can last a lifetime. Dental implants do need adjustments from time to time, but the same implant and porcelain crown may last you the rest of your life.
- They give you peace of mind
Implants let you enjoy life without worrying about how your teeth look, sound or feel. Not only do implants improve the appearance of your smile if you’re missing teeth, but unlike dentures, they stay in place. You don’t have to worry about your teeth falling out when you eat, laugh, kiss, yawn, cough or just carry on a conversation. Plus, you can eat the food you love without dentures slipping, sliding or coming out entirely.
- They are easy to clean
You clean dental implants just as you would a natural tooth – brush twice a day and floss at least once. You don’t have to purchase a special cleaning solution and stick your dentures in a cup to get them clean. And unlike bridges, you won’t have to spend time dislodging food particles that become trapped in your dental work.
- They protect your bone structure and teeth
If you’re missing teeth, your face can sag and appear sunken. Dental implants help retain your face’s natural aesthetic. Without replacement teeth, your jawbone can deteriorate over time. Dental implants help to preserve and stimulate natural bone, which prevents bone loss.
Dental implants protect your teeth, too. Tooth-supported bridges require preparing the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth. Implants are placed in your jawbone where your natural tooth was located. There’s no impact to surrounding healthy teeth. And by filling empty spaces, you can prevent your teeth from shifting like they would over time.
- They Have a Solid Track Record
Dental implants have consistently delivered as a teeth-restoration method. People have been getting implants since the 1960s, and time has proven they may be better options than bridgework, dentures or partials or retreatment of root canal therapies. Schedule a consultation and let’s see if dental implants are right for you.