Losing a tooth can greatly impact the quality of someone’s life. Complications such as chewing problems, bone loss, and gum disease can arise if the missing tooth is not replaced, so it is important to find a replacement solution. Dental bridges and dentures can be effective options, but they have limited lifespans and will need to be replaced. Dental implants, on the other hand, are the next best thing to real teeth.
Over 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, and every year approximately 500,000 more people are added to this total.
We believe that there are 5 key reasons that more and more people continue to choose dental implants.
Natural look and comfortable fit
They function, feel, and look like your natural teeth. Implants give people the confidence to live life without thinking about what’s in their mouths.
All you need to do is brush and floss—just like you’d do for natural teeth. It is recommended that you brush twice a day using a soft nylon toothbrush and floss daily using a thick, spongy floss that covers a greater surface area along the gumline.
Highly successful and long-lasting
Dental implants provide root-like support for missing teeth and are customized for each person—because of their design, they are long-lasting and rarely need to be replaced.
Worry-free eating and chewing
With dental implants, you never have to worry that they will fall out or slide while chewing; the prosthetic tooth is “locked” in place. You also will be able to chew on crunchy foods, as the crowns that cover dental implants are made of strong, tooth-like material.
When you have a gap in your teeth, your teeth are prone to shift. This shifting can affect your bite and lead to misalignment and jaw discomfort. Dental implants eliminate the gap and prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting.
Dental implants may just be your answer for a healthier mouth and happier smile. If you are missing one or more teeth and are considering dental implants, we can help. Schedule your consultation today.