Missing teeth are sometimes a part of life. Whether it’s due to genetics, tooth decay, or injury, dental implants are your best option. Dental implants can give you a strong, functional replacement that looks and feels just like the real tooth. Recent advances in dental technology allows us to replace the missing tooth without affecting any of the surrounding teeth like a fixed dental bridge. This means we don’t have to grind down the adjacent teeth to place a bridge, which is better for the long-term health of your whole mouth. Dental implants are a great alternative to dental bridges and can relieve many of the headaches and problems caused by dentures.
- One important benefit of dental implants is that they help preserve the jaw bone. When a tooth is removed the bone surrounding the tooth retracts or recedes. Wearing dentures can actually drastically accelerate this process. Furthermore, studies show that people who wear dentures live an average of 10 years less than those with their natural teeth or dental implants. Because of the amazing biocompatible qualities of titanium, dental implants will preserve the jaw bone as the implant itself fuses to the jaw.
- Implants can improve the health of your whole mouth. All of our teeth actually lean on each other, with each on deriving strength from its neighbors. When you lose a tooth, the adjacent teeth begin to lean into the gap. Neighboring teeth can twist, drift forwards, or fall back. This process may eventually put your upper and lower jaw out of alignment, with a host of accompanying health problems such as headaches, gum disease and even the need to extract more teeth.
- Dental implants are a permanent solution. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants offer a far more durable and long-lasting solution to missing teeth. They solid, secure, and will improve the look of your smile. Statistics show that even after years of use, they have a 90-95% proven success rate in cases where people have practiced good oral hygiene. Call today for a consultation if you have missing teeth or struggle with dentures!
- If you’ve lost permanent teeth.
- If you’re struggling with dentures.
- If you want to be able to chew again like before.