Dental implants can be a wonderful alternative to dentures, bridges, and other types of false teeth. Unlike many tooth replacement options, dental implants provide a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth. A dental implant offers a variety of advantages, including:
Better Appearance. Dental implants fuse with the bone in your jaw making them a permanent replacement for missing teeth. They look and feel just like your own teeth, and eliminate gaps and sagging facial muscles.
Better Speech. Dentures can slip or move within the mouth, which can make you slur your words or mumble. Implants allow you to speak normally, as you would with your real teeth.
Better Comfort. Implants are like natural teeth, so they don’t cause discomfort like a denture, and they don’t require extensive cleaning like a bridge.
Simpler Eating. Dental implants act just like your real teeth, so they won’t slip or move when you chew your favorite foods.
More Confidence. Without gaps and sagging facial muscles or the worries associated with slipping dentures, you can smile and live confidently without worrying about your teeth.
Improved Oral Health. Unlike a bridge, an implant does not require that other teeth be reduced or altered. A dental implant fuses to your jaw, which helps to promote jaw and facial muscle health. Dental implants are also easy to clean – just brush and floss as you would your natural teeth – allowing you to maintain optimal oral health with ease.
Long-lasting. If cared for properly as part of a normal dental hygiene regimen, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
Convenience. Leave behind the worry associated with removing and caring for your dentures, and forget about messy adhesives and cleaners. Your dental implant requires nothing more than a toothbrush to keep it clean.
Dental implants are successful in a wide majority of patients. You will want to discuss dental implant surgery with your dentist to determine if you are a candidate. You may need to have a routine dental extraction to remove any part of the old tooth, and you’ll need to have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw to hold the implant. Your dentist will be able to discuss any issues with you.
You can learn more about Downtown Dental’s Implant Dentistry or Contact Us to set up an appointment to find out if dental implants could be right for you! A dental implant may be a permanent solution to your missing teeth or denture maintenance issues!