Missing a Tooth? Here's Why You Should Fix the Problem With a Dental Implant

missing teeth, implants, oral health

When you lose a tooth as a result of injury or disease, you may choose to get it fixed as soon as possible because of how it makes you look and feel. However, you also need to consider the damage a missing tooth can do to your dental health.

Missing teeth can cause a number of oral health issues, such as:

For these reasons, it’s important that you properly address a missing tooth as soon as possible. One of the best replacement options available is a dental implant.

Why dental implants make sense

A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth with natural-looking, highly stable artificial teeth.

The implant procedure involves the surgical placement of a sturdy, titanium post into your jawbone. In the months following post implantation, your surrounding jawbone fuses to the post to create a solid foundation for an attached artificial tooth.

Not only does the implant immediately improve the look of your smile, it also can reduce the breakdown of your jawbone over time and prevent the movement of your other natural teeth.

By protecting your dental health now, you can avoid more complex dental work in your future.

Many benefits of a dental implant

A dental implant is an excellent alternative to other tooth replacement methods, like dentures. Because the implant post is secured into your jawbone, it won’t shift out of place when you’re talking or eating.

You can also ensure your smile continues to look natural. The artificial teeth that attach to the implant post are created to look just like your other teeth, matching the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.

Another benefit of dental implants is how low-maintenance they are. You care for your implants just as you do your regular teeth, brushing daily and visiting the office for dental checkups every six months.

The artificial tooth of an implant is also designed to be incredibly durable and stain-resistant. You’re able to enjoy the long-lasting benefits of a sturdy implant, without discomfort or the inconvenience of dentures.

Ideal for multiple missing teeth

Dental implants are perfect for replacing missing teeth whether you need just one tooth or a whole mouthful. Because implants last for a lifetime, the decision to use them for tooth replacement makes implants a wise investment strategy for your future dental health.

Each dental implant procedure is based on your specific needs, and you can enjoy the benefits of a custom treatment plan to improve your smile and overall oral health.

Though you will need some time to heal between the post implantation procedure and the attachment of your tooth, you can look forward to a brand new smile in just a few months. Implants can also make it easier to chew foods you’ve been avoiding for a long time.

If you’re missing one or more teeth and want a permanent solution to replace them, consider the many long-term benefits of dental implants. You can schedule a one-on-one consultation to find out if dental implants are right for you by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

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