Dental Implants: Everything you need to know about dental implants.
Your smile should last a lifetime, and with dental implants from Dental Associates—it will. Replacing missing teeth is important to your overall health and also to the health of your other teeth. When natural teeth are missing, you not only lose functionality but also can experience a host of other issues.
Having missing teeth is not only embarrassing, but your mouth will deteriorate rapidly if left untreated. Dental implants help you look and feel better, regain your self-esteem, and have a better quality of life. For over 50 years, dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth through dental implant machine and they’re now the standard of care for restoring functionality in a rapidly deteriorating mouth. You deserve to smile again, and dental implants will help you do that.
The Benefits of Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by an experienced implant dentist. Other options such as dentures or bridges can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.
Dental implants are built to last. That makes them your best long-term, cost-effective solution. Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to seven years, and with proper care often more than 10 years, but at some point they may need to be replaced. Those costs can really add up over time. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time by your local dental implant expert.
Dental implants keep your teeth in your mouth – not in a cup like dentures. Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth. And no more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. Brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced using dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth – in your mouth. Before you get dentures, talk to a dental expert who understands tooth replacement options.
Dental implants keep your teeth in place – silently. Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough, so that you have to “reposition” them back into place in the mouth. Ugh. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift. Much better!
One piece of advice: Before you choose any dentist for your dental implants, be sure to ask them: “Are you AAID credentialed?” They will be happy to hear the question. AAID credentialing gives you peace of mind so you have a long lasting, beautiful smile!