The Scoop on Dental Implants
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Many people looking to improve their smile are faced with the challenge of addressing missing teeth.
Whether the cause is injury, dental problems, or genetics, missing teeth can greatly impact the function and feel of your mouth.
There are three options to fill the gaps in your smile: dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Dentures are a surgery free option, though they are higher maintenance. Bridges are fixed in place and more closely resemble your real teeth, however they are subject to wear. The best option is usually a dental implant.
Dental implants are permanently fixed in the jawbone through minor surgery. Your jawbone and gums will grow around the implant over time, keeping it securely in place. Implants function and feel like normal teeth. They can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
Implants not only improve your smile, they can also improve your speech and comfort and make eating easier. They reduce the stress on the surrounding teeth, meaning less wear on those teeth.
There are several factors when deciding if dental implants are right for you. Your dentist or dental surgeon will look at the location of the missing tooth, the health of your gums and jawbone, and your dental hygiene. Contact us to find out how dental implants can fit into your current treatment plan.
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