Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience when you’re an adult, both emotionally and financially. In the past, the only solution for a missing tooth was a denture or a bridge. However, thanks to advances in dental technology, we now have dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. Once the post has fused with the jawbone, a natural-looking replacement tooth (a crown) is placed on top.
Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth! They are also more durable than dentures or bridges, which means you can eat whatever you want again without worry. Having your smile back can also be a huge boost of confidence if you were previously
Dental implants are also much more comfortable than dealing with dentures or bridges. Because they are fused to the jawbone, they provide stability and prevent rubbing or irritation that can occur with dentures. It’s like having new teeth instead of a removable and temporary tool in your mouth.
Improved Oral Health
Unlike dentures and bridges, which can lead to further oral health problems, dental implants improve your oral health! That’s because they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support, which can cause those teeth to become damaged over time.
Because they are just like your natural teeth, there is no special care required for dental implants compared to dentures. Once you have the procedure done, it’s basically like you have brand new teeth in your mouth. No removal or extra cleaning is required. Simply brush and floss as you normally would, and you’re good to go.
If you are considering dental implants, we highly recommend them! Not only will they improve your appearance, but they will also increase your comfort and convenience while also improving your oral health overall. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!