Dental implants fit, feel, and function like your own natural teeth. They are aesthetically pleasing, and there are also many health benefits that should be considered.
1. Dental implants prevent bone loss. As soon as a tooth is lost, the body begins to absorb the part of the jawbone that held it in place. This can lead to the loss of other teeth and a condition called facial collapse. This causes a sunken-in look to the face, and can lead to more severe health consequences. Because dental implants are fused to the bone, they provide a stimulus that keeps the jawbone from deteriorating. There is also no need to grind down adjacent, healthy teeth to support bridgework.
2. Dental implants facilitate full chewing ability. Gone will be the days of having to restrict certain foods due to issues with your teeth and mouth. With healthy, fully functioning dental implants, you can eat whatever you like.
3. Dental implants do not move or slip. They don’t need special cleaners or adhesives. They function just like natural teeth. This also makes clear enunciation possible, just like your natural teeth.
4. Dental implants can last a lifetime. They are one of the best investments for long-term tooth replacement. In fact, studies have found that dental implants have a 95 percent* long-term success rate.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, click here to read our What Are Dental Implants? page or our Are Dental Implants Right for Me? page.
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