Missing Teeth and Getting Them Replaced? Why You Should Choose Dental Implants

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If you have missing teeth and are getting them replaced, you have many options available. One of these options is getting dental implants installed in your mouth. Dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone to support the denture. The implant fuses with your bone over time. There are many reasons why dental implants will work best for you, four of which are listed below.

Easy to Care For

Because the implants are surgically attached to your jawbone, they are like your other teeth. This means you can brush them and floss them like you normally do. You will not have to worry about removing teeth to clean them. Also, when you visit the dentist to have your teeth cleaned, the hygienist will clean the implants like they do your other teeth.

Used for Multiple Teeth

If you have missing teeth that are in different areas of your mouth, you can have an individual implant created for each tooth. If you are replacing both your lower and upper teeth, dental implants can be used instead of getting dentures. The implants can also be used to replace only the upper or lower teeth.

Prevent Damage to Other Teeth

When you have a missing tooth that you do not take care of, you also lose the bone that held the missing tooth in place. Over time, this can cause you to lose additional teeth next to the missing teeth. Because implants are surgically attached to your jawbone, you will not have to worry about losing any bone or causing damage to any surrounding teeth.

Also, if you do not replace missing teeth, the teeth next to the space will shift to cover up the missing area. This will lead to problems with crooked teeth that would have to be addressed by your dentist.

Last Forever

In most cases, dental implants will last forever. If you choose bridges, they generally last approximately 5 to 15 years, and then you have to have them replaced again. This not only takes up a lot of time, but you also have to spend more money. Of course, how long your implants will last does depend on your personal situation, but even if they do not last forever, they will last much longer than other options you have.

Your dentist can go over the dental implant procedure with you in much more detail to help you plan.


29 March 2019