The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth
Do you have a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth that you would like to replace? Are you looking for a long-lasting solution to missing teeth, an alternative to dentures or a bridge? Many of our patients have turned to dental implants to restore missing or damaged teeth because it’s the next best thing to natural teeth for a number of reasons. Read more to find out why.
Dental implants have gained popularity because they give you the look and functionality of natural teeth more than any other dental prosthetic option today. Here’s what you should know about dental implants:
- They are permanent. Once the dental implant is placed, it becomes permanent, so you don’t have to worry about replacing it down the road. In fact, with proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
- They are easy to care for. Just like your natural teeth, implants require brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist. You won’t have to purchase additional cleaners or take extra steps to maintain their function.
- You can eat what you like. Since they have the strength and durability of your natural teeth, you are free to eat foods that are often off limits with dentures or other dental prosthetics.
- They look real. A dental implant acts as an individual tooth and blends in perfectly with your natural teeth. No one will notice the difference.
Implants are extremely strong and durable because of the way they are surgically placed into the jawbone. The implant itself acts like a tooth root and, over time, fuses to your jawbone to give you a strong and lasting fit. A crown, or replacement tooth, is custom made and placed on top of the implant. It looks and feels just like a real tooth.
Maybe the most important fact to know about implants is that they help maintain your oral health. When you lose a tooth, the jawbone in that area begins to deteriorate because it is no longer stimulated by the tooth root. This can cause a host of problems, such as the jaw shrinking and the adjacent teeth shifting out of place. The dental implant, however, stops this from occurring, so you can enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.
If you have any questions about whether dental implants are the right fit for you, please feel free to contact our Magnolia office. We look forward to seeing you soon!