As dental implants have been modified and perfected throughout the last decade, they have become what are now regarded as the standard of care in tooth replacement. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider getting dental implants if you have missing teeth:
Implants Can Last for a Lifetime
The success rate of dental implants gives them a longer lifespan than any other type of dental prosthesis. While most types of tooth replacements last 10-15 years, implants can literally last for the rest of your life. They are considered to be so strong that they are even sturdier than natural teeth.
The Prosthetic Roots Strengthen Your Bone
Titanium implant roots do something very unique once they are placed into the jaw. They actually impact your bone to start forming new, additional bone around the implant – securing it in place. This also strengthens your jaw to make it stronger than it regularly would be.
They Can Replace One Tooth or All of Them
An implant can support a single dental crown. Two implants can support a bridge. 4 to 6 implants can support a full mouth denture. The flexibility of implants mean you can replace however many teeth as necessary, as long as you have a healthy mouth to support them.
Implants Feel More Natural
The streamlined design of implants allows them to feel more like natural teeth. For instance, an implant-supported denture doesn’t need a large acrylic “plate” spanning across the roof of your mouth – it simply follows the natural curvature of your jaw. As a result it gives you liberty to speak or eat more comfortably.
Are implants right for you? Schedule a consultation to find out!
Posted on behalf of:
Linda King, DDS MAGD
4146 Georgia 42
Locust Grove, GA 30248
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