Dental Implants: An Investment Worth Smiling About

 

older-woman-smiling-with-fruit-200x300When it comes to replacing lost teeth, patients need to act quickly and choose a durable alternative to biological teeth that offers a great return on one’s investment. Our practice views dental implants as cost-effective investment in preserving one’s oral health and sustaining an overall great quality of life. Anchored by the bone, dental implants can last for decades – even a lifetime – with proper care and a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of dental implants are numerous, and our oral surgeons are honored to provide this life-changing service to folks in our community.

Dental Implants, Durable and Long-Lasting

Traditional prosthetic teeth, such as bridges and dentures, need multiple replacements over time, sometimes in as soon as a couple years. This is because these prosthetic teeth only replace visible tooth structure and therefore increase the likelihood of bone deterioration, which affects the stability and longevity of replacement teeth that rest on top of the gums and rely on the arched shape of the jaws for support. Dental implants, however, are loaded right into the jawbone and will ultimately support bone mass because implants function similarly to the way natural roots of teeth do. Implants are made of titanium and this metal is unique because it allows bone mass to integrate around it, thus securing it in place.

Restored Oral Function

Stably anchored in the jaw, prosthetics like dental crowns are supported by implants to complete the total restoration of a lost tooth. People with dental implants enjoy the benefits of full oral function and can eat a variety of foods including tough and chewy items like steak. Additionally, these durable replacement teeth will not impede speech as ill fitting or worn out dentures do.

Aesthetically Appealing Replacement Teeth

If patients choose porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal, for replacing the visible structures of lost teeth, they will enjoy a very lifelike and beautiful smile. Since custom-made crowns are used to complete the tooth restoration process, people with implants enjoy prosthetic teeth that perfectly complement the shape of their mouth and are proportionate to existing healthy teeth.

Call our team today to schedule a dental implant consultation with one of our oral surgeons.