If you have missing teeth, you know how difficult it can be to enjoy the foods you love. Not only is it hard to chew, but it’s also hard to keep your teeth clean when they are misaligned or crooked after shifting to where the natural tooth was. Fortunately, dental implants can make all the difference and most important, allow you to eat all the foods you love without worry.
The Many Benefits of Implants
There are many treatment options to replace missing teeth, but dental implants offer some benefits that are unique and make life even better. First, the implant functions exactly as the natural tooth would. Because it is placed directly in the jawbone, it is extremely secure and solid. This means you don’t have to worry about the tooth falling out or shifting throughout the day.
Some patients get nervous when they see the upfront cost of implants, but the reality is that they save money in the long run. When they are placed correctly and cared for, they can last a lifetime. This means you may pay a larger sum up front, but you won’t have the maintenance you have with other tooth replacement options.
When a tooth is lost, the root is no longer in the jawbone. This root worked to stimulate the jawbone and regenerate growth and over time, bone can be lost. Implants are placed directly into the jawbone and after a short healing period, the cells of the bone adhere to the implant and the bone is stimulated. This protects the jawbone and ensures that it won’t crumble even though the natural tooth is missing.
Dental implants also look exactly like your natural teeth. The color can be matched almost exactly to the remaining teeth and because they don’t move, no one will ever know they aren’t real.
Give Us a Call
If you want to learn more about implants and how they can improve your life and your Thanksgiving, contact us at the Center for Dental Anesthesia. We will schedule an appointment with Dr. Duffy and you can get started on your journey to a better smile.