Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, there is hardly a better option than dental implants. Implants serve as artificial tooth roots, so they provide a strong and stable foundation for your new tooth. Other options can lead to the jaw bone deteriorating, and they may interfere with your ability to eat, speak, and smile.

Dental implants are a long-term solution. Some restorations will only last five to seven years, but implants will last at least 10 years. And if you take good care of your oral health, it is entirely possible for the dental implant to last a lifetime.

Implants also allow you to retain your natural facial structure since a face that is missing one or more teeth can appear sunken or sagging. In addition to supporting aesthetics, implants serve the functional purpose of protecting your jaw bone. This helps stimulate bone growth and prevent further bone loss.

There are no changes to your current lifestyle with implants. Dentures need to be taken out, and they can slip around inside your mouth. Implants are locked in place, so you do not have to worry about avoiding certain foods or having your speech patterns altered. You do not have to worry about your replacement tooth moving, clicking, or shifting out of place.

And dental implants have a proven track record of success. They have been used for years, and our dentist is confident in a positive outcome. There is no need to have your jaw bone and surrounding teeth deteriorate because of a missing tooth.