When you have lost a tooth, restoring it with a dental implant is irrefutably the best long-term solution to improve your smile and functionality.
Dental implants are the most advanced and effective solution for tooth loss. They do not compromise your natural teeth surrounding the lost tooth and unlike a bridge that can damage surrounding teeth, dental implants actually promote the health of the rest of your teeth.
Traditionally, the only options you had after tooth extraction were dentures or bridges. These worked alright but never completely replaced the functionality, comfort, and aesthetic of a natural tooth. One of the greatest benefits of implants is that they prevent bone loss through the resorption process, which occurs when the jawbone is no longer stimulated by the natural tooth root’s chewing and biting functions. Jawbone resorption has a serious aesthetic and functional effect, over time weakening the attaching muscles and can cause misalignment to your bite. Misalignment combined with the fact that the surrounding teeth start to shift in order to cover up the gap left by the missing tooth can cause periodontal disease and further tooth loss. It can also leave you with a sunken and aged look in your face.
Benefits of teeth implants
With proper placement, an implant provides a strong root and allows you to keep eating what you want. Overall, dental implants are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, with many advantages over alternative restorative options.
- Dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth
- Long lasting and durable; with good care they can last a lifetime
- They aid with biting pressure and improve eating
- Prevent bone loss and allow you to maintain a healthy facial structure
It is important to remember that dental implants can still be affected by gum disease. To ensure your dental implant stays healthy, it is imperative you visit your dentist regularly on top of brushing and flossing to the highest standards.
Am I suitable for dental implants?
To find out whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, our dentist will give your smile a thorough assessment to determine its current health and what the most appropriate treatment for you will be. We will discuss your lifestyle as well as the reasons you need an implant so that we can determine the success and probability of future treatment.
Restore your smile with Excellence in Dentistry
Dental implants are considered the closest thing to a natural tooth that your dentist can offer and have restored the form and function of countless smiles all over the world. If you have suffered tooth loss, restore your smile and its health.
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