Nobody wants to think about losing a tooth, and it can be a devastating experience for anyone. But if you do lose a tooth, you have more options than ever before. Dental implants are one solution and an excellent replacement option that looks natural and feels as much like a natural tooth as possible.
Dental implants act as a replacement root to which new teeth are attached. An implant is usually made of titanium, a safe, strong material that bonds securely with your jawbone. After the implant heals, we restore the function of the tooth by pairing it with crowns, bridges, dentures, or partials.
Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
Dental implants may seem new, but they’ve actually been used successfully for more than 25 years. In that time, millions of people have had their lives and smiles transformed with dental implants.
A dental implant consists of a tiny titanium post implanted in the jawbone. This small post acts like a natural root because it stimulates the growth of surrounding bone that supports your teeth. Dental implants are the only solution that is a full, standalone tooth replacement.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Obviously, the greatest benefit of dental implants is the transformation they provide for a damaged smile. But implants also offer additional advantages over other types of tooth replacement:
- Implants look natural and function like real teeth.
- They support natural bone tissue to prevent your jawbone from breaking down.
- Implants are very durable and can last for years.
- They help surrounding teeth stay in proper position.
Implants also help you avoid many oral health problems that can occur when a tooth is not replaced. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental exams and cleanings, your dental implant can last a lifetime. Implants protect your dental health, restore your smile, and hold up to the wear and tear of daily life.
Dentures and Dental Implants
Thanks to advances in dental technology, other effective uses for dental implants have also been developed. Are you considering dentures as an alternative tooth replacement? Do your older dentures cause irritation and discomfort because they shift and move?
One or more dental implants can secure new full or partial dentures or fix the problem of older dentures that don’t fit properly. Dental implants are placed at certain points along your jaw, then the denture is securely attached to the implants. This stabilizes the denture.
We Support You Throughout Treatment
We know that getting dental implants is a big decision and there’s a lot to consider. Dr. Peters will take the time to explain the process thoroughly and make sure that all your questions are answered. Throughout the implant process, our team will support you with whatever you need to make your dental implant treatment as simple and stress-free as possible.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Please give us a call and a friendly member of our team will be happy to arrange a consultation at your convenience.