If you have a problem with a tooth that can’t be fixed, extraction may be the only remedy. Missing teeth, however, can impact how your mouth looks, feels and functions. Luckily, there is a modern solution that doesn’t involve dentures or partials.
Dental implants are strong, durable and permanent replacements for missing teeth. They are prosthetics surgically implanted into your gums. Over time, the implant integrates into the bone of your jaw – creating a solid, permanent bond. Dental implants can give you a brand-new smile with a natural look and feel. Find out if dental implants are right for you.
One of the greatest benefits of getting dental implants is restoring your ability to chew. Sore, failing teeth or temporary solutions can make it difficult to chew your food comfortably and effectively. Dental implants, on the other hand, mimic strong, healthy teeth – allowing you to chew without worry. Implants will not fall out when you eat, as they are integrated into the bone of your jaw. Dental implants can restore the functionality of your mouth and immediately improve your eating habits.
Dental implants do not come with many of the drawbacks of other options for replacing missing teeth, such as dentures and partials. Dentures require a great deal of maintenance and care. They are removable replacements that are molded to fit the mouth. Dentures must be removed and placed into a cleaning solution every night. Partial dentures also require special glues and adhesives, or metal clasps, to remain in the mouth during the day.
Dentures run the risk of not fitting well inside the mouth, leading to pain and discomfort. They may also shift or fall out when in use – reducing confidence when speaking and eating. Dental implants solve all of these potential problems. They are a permanent solution that function like natural teeth. They are easy to maintain by brushing and flossing and provide a healthy smile for life without ever needing to take them out.
Partial dentures can do more harm than good to your remaining natural teeth. Partials that require metal clasps to attach to nearby natural teeth can damage them, as the metal will move back and forth with daily movements. Metal clasps can also injure or damage gum tissues. Dental implants, on the other hand, do not rely on adjacent teeth – keeping natural teeth safe and healthy.
Enough missing teeth can cause your entire mouth to take on a sunken-in appearance – potentially adding years to your face. Loss of bone in the mouth, especially when missing back teeth, can lead to the sinking of the mouth and lips. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can immediately reverse this issue, filling out your mouth and lips again with a healthy smile.
Last but certainly not least, dental implants can do wonders to improve a person’s self-esteem and confidence. They can immediately restore a patient’s smile after months or years of living with missing or damaged teeth. Implants are safe, strong and comfortable every day, enhancing confidence and overall quality of life. They allow a patient to speak and eat more easily without pain or worry. Dental implants can give a patient back a beautiful, confident smile.
High-quality dental implants can restore both the look and functionality of your mouth. You may be eligible for implants at any age if you are missing one or multiple teeth. Missing teeth due to decay, issues or injuries can receive dental implants as long as there is enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. Consult with a dentist today to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
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