If you are interested in restoring your smile by replacing missing teeth, our dentist could recommend a dental implant. These artificial teeth are intended to feel and function like one of your natural teeth. Implants are also designed with durability in mind, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Some other benefits that come from dental implants include:
The ability to speak clearly: Some options used to replace missing teeth, like dentures, can slip—making a few sounds hard to pronounce. Because implants are a sturdy option for
replacing teeth, this type of problem won’t be a problem.
Restored comfort: Eating with gaps in your smile can be very uncomfortable and missing teeth can result in an uneven bite. This can put pressure on your jaw and cause pain. Fortunately, implants can relieve that pressure and allow for comfortable chewing.
A beautiful smile: Smiling with a gap in your teeth can be difficult, leading many people to smile with only their lips. However, implants are designed to match the color of your smile and to give a pleasing look. Also, implants can stop your other teeth from shifting, letting you keep your beautiful, straight smile.
A boost in self-esteem: With a complete, matching smile, you can expect a boost in self-esteem. And increased self-esteem can lead to a better standard of life.
Increased convenience: Some restorations used to restore your smile, like dentures, are removable and require specialized care. Since dentures are non-removable, you can care for them while you care for your other teeth.
If you are healthy enough for an extraction or for other surgery, you are probably a candidate for an implant. In fact, implants have a success rate of about 98%.