Are you missing a tooth and unsure which option for restoration would best suit your needs? While there are several therapies available for tooth replacement, implant dentistry is the most advanced option available to replace missing teeth. Dental implant restorations are a long lasting treatment that most closely mimic the function, feel, and look of your natural teeth.
Dental implants replace the missing tooth’s crown as well as the root. They do not require support from neighboring teeth and keep the jawbone strong. Implants do not cause increased sensitivity or tooth decay and have an extremely high success rate. With proper oral care, dental implants should last a lifetime.
Some of the additional benefits of dental implants as compared to other replacement treatments include:
- You will enjoy an improved quality of life due to the ease of care with dental implants. Just like natural teeth, implants are cared for with brushing and flossing and do not require the use of dental adhesives.
- Unlike non-implant supported dentures, dental implants may help to prevent or slow bone resorption caused by tooth loss, helping to preserve your natural facial contours.
- People with missing teeth or non-implant supported options may have trouble eating certain foods and can find chewing difficult and painful. Because dental implants function more like natural teeth, eating is not impacted and foods are not limited, therefore, improving overall nutrition and digestion.
- With dental implants, you can smile, talk, and eat with confidence because you teeth won’t slip, click, or fall out as with partials or dentures.
To receive dental implants, you must be in good overall health and have adequate bone structure. Consult your dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants and get on your way to better health, an enhanced appearance, greater self-confidence, and an improved quality of life.