Once ‘permanent’ teeth are lost, normal daily functions like chewing or speaking can become exceptionally difficult. Over time, your bone can begin to deteriorate – affecting the shape of your face and jaw structure. Dental implants are an innovative way to restore complete functionality of a natural tooth. Made out of a biocompatible material, titanium, their ‘root’ portion can physically fuse together with your jawbone – providing the necessary stimulation for growth and strength. Over the past few decades, dental implants have become the leading option for tooth replacement – with good reason, once you see the benefits they can offer, you won’t be surprised!
Self-confidence is typically drastically impacted after you lose a ‘permanent’ tooth – especially if it’s visible when you smile. With dental implants, a crown is placed on top as the ‘tooth.’ Most people won’t even notice the difference as the crown can match the shade and shape of your tooth. One of the biggest benefits that dental implants offer is their aesthetic appeal and ability to create a natural-looking smile.
With other restoration options like dentures, you may worry about their maintenance and keeping them clean. Cleaning your new ‘teeth’ is as simple as cleaning your natural teeth! No need for any special floss like you may with other replacement options. As long as you’re practicing excellent oral hygiene, your teeth can stay healthy and strong.
We already know dental implants function similarly to your natural teeth when it comes to stimulating your jawbone, but there’s even more to their abilities. The process they undergo in order to fuse with your bone – known as osseointegration – can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Afterwards, however, your implant has added strength and stability from your jaw structure. With other replacements, you may worry about what foods you eat and if they could damage your ‘teeth.’ With implants, you can often eat what you please without concern. They’ll restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile.
To learn about qualifying for dental implants, schedule an appointment with your dentist today!