Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. They usually last a lifetime and are natural in appearance and more comfortable than bridges and removable partial dentures. They also create an added benefit when eating and talking since they won’t slip or shift in your mouth!
When teeth are missing, they cause unnecessary spaces in your mouth leading to difficulty with chewing food. Patients tend to start chewing only on the opposite side which can cause TMJ issues. The surrounding teeth tend to move into the space causing early bone loss which can lead to tooth loss. Dental implants keep adjacent teeth in place and help keep the jawbone from shrinking.
Dental implants are a fairly simple procedure performed in the dental office. The titanium implant is placed into your bone and acts as the root of a tooth. After the healing period of about 3 months, a custom made crown is placed on top of the implant. Once the crown is placed, the implant acts and feels just as a natural tooth would.
When properly cared for, dental implants offer a lifetime tooth replacement solution. Many patients discover that dental implants are much more comfortable than other removable replacement devices, such as dentures. Benefits of long lasting dental implants include no changes in speech, no threat of cavities, no changes to facial structure and no inconvenience or embarrassment of taking teeth out to eat or chew. Patients often find a new sense of confidence once implants are placed.
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