For decades, dental implants have been used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. They allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally, so you can smile, laugh, and eat your favorite meal without any dental issues.
What are the benefits of having dental implants?
Dental implants can be a smart choice for adults of all ages, whether you were born without a tooth or have had to have teeth removed due to injury, infection or decay.
Here are four important advantages of dental implants:
Dental implants performed by a board-certified dentist and under good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Other options, including certain types of dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced more often than implants, requiring a higher investment of time and money.
Improved oral health
Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does.
Since nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
Dental implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Dental implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures and the messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Dental implants feel, look, fit and function like healthy, natural teeth. They help you retain your natural face shape and smile.
They provide the peace of mind you need to eat what you love, to have a natural speech, and even a reason for you to smile more often.
With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words.
Improved self-esteem and confidence. Your dental implants will be secure, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh.
Dental implants protect facial bone and healthy teeth and are the only tooth replacement option that actually helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
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