If you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about your smile, or feel that worrying about missing teeth will keep you from doing the things you love, dental implants may be for you. There are several benefits to getting dental implants over other teeth replacement options.
It’s the closest thing to having a real tooth! It looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. There will be no slipping when you eat, talk, laugh, kiss, or cough like traditional dentures. You can feel free to eat your favorite food because you will be able to bite and chew naturally.
It will protect your mouth from additional problems. If there is an empty space in your mouth from a missing tooth, the bone will begin to deteriorate over time. A dental implant will simulate a natural tooth, therefore preserving and prevent bone loss.
An extra added benefit over a natural tooth, dental implants can’t get cavities. However, it is still important to brush and floss daily and continue to schedule your regular visits with your dentist for cleaning and care.
Dental implants are a long-term solution for tooth loss. If cared for properly, they can last a lifetime. If you feel you could benefit from dental implants, Dr. Burgess at the Burgess Center in the Jacksonville, FL can help you decide if you would be a good candidate for dental implants.