Doctors and patients alike consider implants to be the superior option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Implants may sometimes be more expensive than the alternatives—bridges, partials and dentures—but the long-lasting benefits outweigh the initial cost by far. Here is our list of reasons why you should choose dental implants:
- Aesthetics – Implants are the only option that are equal in appearance and function to real teeth.
- Longevity – Implants have an impressive 98% success rate. With a titanium core that mimics the root of a natural tooth, implants stay anchored in the bone. In addition, implants can prevent further bone loss and promote bone growth, whereas with dentures and partials, patients are more likely to experience bone loss. Bone loss can lead to irreversible problems, such as changing the shape of your mouth and face. As long as you continue good home care—and barring any extenuating circumstances—implants can last you a lifetime!
- Convenience – Implants don’t get cavities…though it’s still extremely important that you continue good brushing and flossing habits at home and continue your routine dental check-ups! Unlike dentures, which aren’t securely placed in the mouth, implants make eating easier and won’t cause problems with your speech. Since implants are rooted in the bone, it is not necessary to remove them as you would dentures or partials every night.
- Confidence – Because implants are so similar in feeling and appearance to real teeth, it is easy to forget you even have them. You’ll be back to smiling in no time.
With all of these in mind, you can see why implants have no competition. If you think implants are the answer for you, call Dr. Walkington today for more information!
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