Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss. The most common cause of tooth loss is due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and/or dentures. But, today, dental implants are available and offer greater end results.
Dental implants replaces the tooth root. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are created to match the color of your natural teeth.
The Advantages of Dental Implants incude:
Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Because they are designed to fuse with bone, they are permanent.
Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to trip over words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Improved comfort. Implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Eating with ease. When dentures slide or move they can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants restore your smile and help you feel better about your personal appearance.
Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge do. Nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.