Are there things about your smile that you don’t like? Do you have a missing tooth or need to have one extracted due to severe infection or damage? If so, it’s possible to love your complete smile with the help of dental implants. When placed by an experienced dentist and cared for properly, implants can restore your smile’s beauty and improve dental function. With just a few months of treatment, you could have a gorgeous smile you won’t want to hide from others.
There are several different tooth replacement options you can choose from, so why choose implants? Simply put, implants offer a variety of benefits that make them worth the treatment time. Some of these benefits include:
Dental implants are remarkably durable, as long as they are taken care of after placement. They have been known to last 15 years or longer when placed by a skilled dentist and brushed and flossed regularly. They are also more convenient than some tooth replacement options because they don’t need to be taken out nightly or removed for cleaning purposes, like dentures.
When your teeth look good and you no longer have gaps from missing teeth, your confidence improves and you feel more comfortable smiling. Implants have a particularly natural appearance, so most people won’t be able to tell they aren’t your real teeth. Once the treatment site has fully healed, implants also feel like natural teeth and are more comfortable than dentures that sit on top of the gums. When you receive implants, you also enjoy greater dietary freedom because you can chew food that may have been difficult or painful to chew with missing teeth. Finally, implants can improve your oral health by stimulating jaw bone growth and preventing the bone from degrading.
Ready to complete your smile with dental implants? To schedule your appointment with dentist Dr. Kevin Hogan, call Smiles By Hogan in Mt. Pleasant, SC today.