Dental implants are very small posts that are made of titanium and placed in the jawbone. They replace the root of a missing tooth, restoring your ability to eat and smile while protecting your jaw from deterioration. There are many other great benefits to dental implants.
Implants Are Best for Long-Term Oral Health
It might seem odd that dental appliances like dentures and dental bridges can actually take a toll on your oral health, but it is true. Dentures can wear down your gums and the bone beneath, while dental bridges typically require the neighboring teeth to be filed down to act as anchors. Implants are low-impact and help preserve your bone. In fact, they are the only restorative option that can permanently put a stop to the bone mass loss that occurs following the loss of a tooth.
Implants Are Widely Available
Most people are candidates for dental implants. While many people may initially be disqualified due to poor oral hygiene or a deteriorated jawbone, we have plenty of experience treating gum disease and grafting new bone so everyone can benefit from dental implants. With so many implants to choose from - from single tooth replacements to full arches, there is an implant for almost everybody.
Implants Last a Lifetime
Since they are made of titanium, implants are as tough as they get. Implants are actually tougher than your natural teeth, so they can handle eating all of the foods that dentures cannot. You will never have to worry about your dentures falling out or slipping and sliding around in your mouth because they are placed within the bone of your jaw.
Implants Are Cost-Effective
The initial outlay of implants is often more than what dentures and other restorative options can cost, but this does not consider the cost over time. The durability of implants means they will never need to be replaced, unlike dentures and bridges which can have a lifespan of just five years. Because dentures can wear on your gums and the underlying bone, you will likely need further appointments to repair this damage. Implants are not just easier on your mouth, they are also easy to maintain. With dentures you have to constantly purchase cleaning supplies. With implants all you need is the exact same toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste that you always use.
Implants Are Invisible
Your smile is important. It is one of the first things that people notice about you, and it plays a big role in your mental health. If you want to maintain or even improve the quality of your smile, then you want implants. Every implant is individually polished and sculpted to perfectly match the rest of your teeth.
Want to Know Even More Benefits?
These are only a few of the fantastic benefits of dental implants. To learn about the rest, give Jon C. Packman DDS a call now at (704) 978-7060!