When you lose a tooth, you face challenges. The loss of multiple teeth or even a full arch leads to even more significant issues. Dental implants replace your natural teeth and restore your smile and chewing function! Implants are made of titanium posts that fuse to your jawbone over 3-6 months. Once fused, you’ll get a restoration like a crown or implant-stabilized dentures put on top. What are the benefits of implants over traditional dentures or bridges?
They’re Easy to Care For
Unlike traditional dentures, which need special care, dental implants are cared for just like your natural teeth. This makes it easier to keep your oral health in the best shape possible. With a soft-bristled toothbrush, brush at least twice a day and floss once a day.
They Keep Your Jawbone Healthy
When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root of the tooth. Without a root, your jawbone can shrink over time. This affects your facial appearance and even how you speak. When you get an implant, the post replaces the tooth root. Chewing stimulates the jawbone. This ensures you don’t lose jawbone density.
When cared for properly with good cleaning routines and regular exams with Dr. Kong, dental implants can last the rest of your life! They’re also never removed since they are fused to your jawbone. While the process to get dental implants is longer than other restoration options, you only need to go through it once.
They Feel & Look More Natural
Dental implants are the closest substitute to a real tooth. They look and feel like real teeth! Whether you have a crown or stabilized denture on top of the implants, everything feels secure.
Learn More About Dental Implants at High Point Dentistry
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are a great option. At High Point Dentistry, we’ll see if you’re a good candidate and get started if you decide you want dental implants. Contact us today to set up a consultation.