Tooth loss can present more than functional difficulties; it can deal a serious blow to your confidence. Replacement options aren’t limited to traditional dentures or partials, though. How can you know what’s best?
Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for You?
While every patient is different, dental implants are generally a good fit for most patients who are missing one or more teeth. Here’s how dental implants can provide the best alternative to natural teeth.
- More natural look and feel –Unlike partial dentures, dental implants look, feel and function more like a natural tooth. This means they won’t slip out of place when you eat, speak or laugh. Implants won’t make clicking noises or interfere with your speech.
- Jaw and tooth health –Loss of a tooth can lead to deterioration of the jaw bone, which can, in turn, cause oral health and structural issues in the future. Among tooth restoration options, dental implants are the only choice that actually stimulates growth and prevents further bone loss. Because implants don’t need to be anchored to adjacent teeth like some other options, there’s also minimal risk to the surrounding healthy teeth.
- Durability –When cared for properly through a strong oral hygiene routine, dental implants can last a lifetime, because they fuse to the jawbone and become a permanent tooth replacement. Dentures and partials, on the other hand, may need to be refitted periodically as the shape of your mouth changes.
We Can Help
Don’t let tooth loss steal your confidence. Call us today at Mission Bend Family Dentistry to find out if dental implants are the right option for you. Learn more about this natural-looking, functional and durable tooth replacement option.