Tooth loss can occur for many different reasons, but the open socket left behind can ruin a beautiful smile and make it difficult to chew properly. The absence of natural teeth can negatively affect our speech, our ability to eat and even our self confidence so it is important to get them replaced. Dental implants offer a long-term, permanent solution to tooth loss.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Prosthetic implants offer many benefits over their temporary counterparts. First, they are permanent. If cared for properly, they can last a lifetime, so money is not spent replacing them in years to come. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits is that they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. They don’t slide around like dentures and patients do not feel like they have a foreign object in their mouth.
The benefits of the prosthetic implants run far deeper than just their cosmetic appeal. Implants closely resemble the shape of a natural tooth, so they address the root as well as the crown. Since the implant’s post is placed into the jawbone, it promotes circulation in the area. This process slows or even stops the deterioration of bone often associated with tooth loss and dentures.
Implants Are A Flexible Replacement Option
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They can be placed on the top or the bottom of the oral cavity. Implants are a stable and permanent restorative option for tooth loss. The dental provider will ensure that the implants match the color of existing teeth for a fit that enhances your smile.
Caring for Dental Implants
Dental implants do not require special care. You should exercise your normal home care routine of brushing and flossing at least twice per day. It is also important to have regular dental check-ups and cleanings, so your dentist can monitor the health of the implants along with your natural teeth.
If you are missing teeth or have been told that you need dentures, call our office today. There are permanent restorative options to dentures and bridges. Make an appointment with our team at Crosspointe Dental & Orthodontics to see if dental implants may be right for you.