Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. While there are several options to restore your smile, dental implants have many benefits. First, dental implants mimic a real tooth with a titanium post that screws into the jaw bone and is used to support a crown. Dental implants behave like natural teeth. Dental implants function and look like your real teeth allowing you to smile and eat like normal! Next, dental implants can last a lifetime! With proper care, including oral hygiene, implants can last much longer than say a bridge or denture.
Next, dental implants prevent bone loss. When a bone is missing, the jaw bone can deteriorate if nothing is placed there. In dental implants, the bone loss is slowed by the placement of the titanium post.
Dental implants also prevent neighboring teeth from moving. Shifting teeth can cause bite issues leading to problems with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint).
Patients chose dental implants over dentures because dental implants are permanent. There is no need to take dental implants out at the end of the night!
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