Dental Implants And Their Long Term Benefits
LIFETIME TOOTH REPLACEMENT WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
When it comes to replacing lost teeth, you have a few options to consider. These options include dentures (complete or partial), tooth-supported fixed bridges, resin-bonded bridges, and dental implants.
Why should you consider dental implants over other tooth replacement options? Here’s a brief look at the benefits of this option.
It’s like getting your natural teeth back
In terms of strength and stability, a dental implant cannot be rivaled. A dental implant looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants do not contribute to bone deterioration and do not interfere with your daily activities like eating, speaking, and smiling.
A long term solution
Quite simply, you can enjoy a lifetime tooth replacement with dental implants. Unlike other tooth replacement options which can last less than 10 years, dental implants, with proper care and maintenance, can last much longer than a decade. From time to time, you might need adjustments, but the implants themselves can last a lifetime.
As previously mentioned, dental implants look, feel and function like real teeth. Plus, they do not interfere with your normal activities. What this means is that you do not have to be embarrassed to eat or speak when you are out in public. You also won’t experience the self-consciousness that is attached to removable dentures or other tooth replacement options which can fall out of the mouth.
Dental implants allow you to eat your favorite food without worrying about the implants slipping or falling off. You also do not have to worry about changes in your speech pattern, which is a common issue with dentures.
Protection for healthy bone
The empty space left by a lost tooth can lead to the deterioration and a loss of strength and firmness of your jawbone. Lost teeth can also alter the appearance of a face, making it sag and look sunken.
Protection for your other teeth
Installing dental implants does not pose any harm to your teeth or gums. The implants are installed onto the jawbone. This does not, in any way, adversely impact the remaining healthy teeth in your mouth. If you opt for a tooth-supported bridge, your remaining healthy teeth can become damaged by the procedure. Your teeth also need to support the bridge which could cause further damage.
Replacement teeth and implant-restored crowns are immune from cavities. You do, however, need to care for them like you would your natural teeth.
If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please contact us today.