Choosing Dental Implants For Teeth Replacement
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you will be faced with a few options for replacing those missing teeth. Many patients decide on a tooth replacement option based on the cost of treatment and length of time required for the treatment. However, it is better to consider other factors and think about the long-term effects of each chosen tooth replacement option. Learn why most dental professionals consider a dental implant the best tooth replacement option.
Secure & Permanent
While a dental bridge also offers the same secure fit as a dental implant, a dental bridge will not last a lifetime. With proper care, a dental bridge can last for many years, but it will require replacing at some point. A dental implant, however, can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Dental implants are a permanent option, they cannot be removed like a partial or complete denture, so there is no need to worry about them shifting or moving when smiling. As well, many patients are able to enjoy all of their favourite foods, such as eating steak or corn due to the secure fit and strength of dental implants.
Prevents Bone Loss In The Mouth
Many patients are unaware that the natural teeth in their mouth are helping to prevent bone loss in the jawbone. Whenever teeth are missing from the jawbone, that particular area of the jawbone begins to shrink. Over time, the shrinking results in a sunken facial appearance that makes the person look older than they are. Dental implants are secured into the jawbone, similar to the natural teeth, so they offer the same benefits as natural teeth when it comes to helping preserve bone in the mouth.
If you are considering dental implants, contact us to schedule your consultation today!