Missing teeth? You may be trying to decide what replacement procedure is best for you. While Dental bridges or dentures are viable options for replacing missing teeth. However, a better option that provides long-term benefits and results are dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement that’s anchored securely into the jawbone. A dental implant is made up of both the visible top portion of the tooth as well as the root that’s anchored in the jawbone. Because an implant includes a root, it helps to stimulate growth in the jawbone and helps prevent atrophy.
1. Dental Implants Are the Closest Thing to a Natural Tooth
One of the benefits of dental implants is that they look and act just like your natural teeth. Unlike dentures, which are removable and can cause discomfort to the wearer, dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw.
When dental implants are implanted to your jawbone, they provide the utmost of stability. This means that you can continue to eat your favorite foods, speak normally, and enjoy your improved self-esteem!
2. Dental Implant Improves The Stability of your Mouth
Losing a tooth can have a big effect on the overall health of your mouth. When a tooth is lost, your gums and bone begin to recede, which then causes the teeth to begin to shift, ultimately weakening your jaw bone which will cause problems for the rest of your remaining teeth. Dental implants provide stability to the jaw and prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting.
Thanks to decades of research and improvements of dental implants, when properly taken care of, the implants can last a very long time. Luckily, taking care of your implant is simple. Simply treat the implant as you would your other teeth, with the help of proper brushing and flossing.
Taking action to replace your missing tooth sooner rather than later will result in less headaches in the future. If you are considering dental implants as a dental procedure, give our office a call to schedule your consultation at 503-252-3666.