Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss — mostly due to decay, gingivitis, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options for those with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. Today, we have dental implants available.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw bone. This provides a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
What Are The Benefits?
There are many advantages of dental implants over other tooth replacement options:
Improved appearance – Dental implants are made specifically for your mouth. They will look and feel like your own teeth because they are designed to fuse with bone and be permanent.
Improved speech – Ill-fitting dentures can slip within your mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without they worry that teeth might slip.
Eating easier – Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult and may also make it difficult to enjoy some of your favorite food. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence.
Improved comfort – Because they become a part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of slipping dentures that are know to cause sore and irritated gums.
Durability – Dental implants are very durable and are made to last many, many years. With good care, they may last a lifetime.
Convenience – Dental implants mean no more messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place, or the need to remove them every night for cleaning. You care for your dental implants just the same as you would your real teeth.