Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss and the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Implants have been around for more than 50 years. There are many benefits including the price, compared to common alternatives such as bridges. Some of the best reasons to choose dental implants include protection of your teeth, preservation of your jaw, improved long-term oral health, optimum food enjoyment and improved nutrition.
Bone Preservation And Maintenance Of Natural Teeth
Perhaps the best reason to invest in dental implants is the protection they provide for your teeth. One key reason that implants are a great choice is jaw preservation. If you lose a natural tooth, the portion of your jaw that once supported that tooth will start to deteriorate due to the missing tooth. Replacing the missing tooth with an implant will ensure jaw preservation. Implants also help maintain overall tooth health. Since an implant supported tooth functions like a natural tooth, other healthy teeth will not shift to take up the empty space.
Long-Term Oral Health
Dental implants are shown to be the best option for your long-term oral health care. Traditional bridges usually have a life span of about six years, although some can last up to 15 years with proper care. With routine maintenance, implants can last a lifetime, just as natural teeth do with proper care. Perhaps most appealing, this is the best way to retain the natural appearance of your own teeth.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
One of the biggest reasons to consider dental implants is the freedom to eat how and what you like. With implants, the taste, texture and comfort of eating all of your favorite foods are preserved.
As an added bonus, implants cannot develop cavities. Simply care for your dental implants like your natural teeth, with regular dental cleanings and a proper oral hygiene regimen.
If you are considering your alternatives for tooth replacement, contact Prestige Oral Surgery for more information on dental implants. Call us today at 732-297-7000.