The Best Tooth Replacement Option Around
When our patients learn that they will have to have a tooth extracted, they begin to panic a bit. Will they need dentures? How will their smiles be affected? Will others make assumptions about their health based on the appearance of their teeth? All of these concerns are quite natural, and luckily, we have a perfect solution for toothlessness. What is it and why are we such fans?
Introducing … Dental Implants
While there are certainly other prosthetic options for those missing teeth, dental implants are far superior. Why? They’re permanent. A dental implant is a tiny metal post that is surgically placed in your jaw. After you have healed from the procedure, an abutment is placed on the implant and used to permanently attach a natural-looking replacement tooth. Aesthetically speaking, implants are the best way to go, as they are individually placed. There are other benefits to implants, as well, including:
- Stability — Implants are permanent, and because the implant itself mimics the function of a tooth root, the prosthetic tooth is just as stable as your natural teeth.
- Freedom to eat — Dentures and bridges limit what you’re able to eat, but implants can handle all of your favorite foods, no matter how crunchy, seed-filled, or tough.
- Easy cleaning — Because they are individually placed, you can clean around and between your implants just as you would your natural teeth; simply brush, floss, and visit us for your regular appointments.
- Life-changing confidence — What we love most about implants is seeing how a smile restoration can also restore confidence. When you don’t have to be concerned with how you look or what others think about your teeth, you feel confident in sharing your smile with the world. Smiling, laughing, eating, and speaking are no longer to be avoided, but celebrated instead.
In addition to all of these benefits, implants are the only tooth replacement option that can prevent the bone loss and tooth shifting that occurs when one or more teeth are missing from your smile. While most people would consider implants to be merely cosmetic, this particular feature makes is preventative, as well.
If you’re ready to restore your smile to its original beauty and enjoy all aspects of having a full mouth of teeth, contact us to schedule an appointment. We absolutely love dental implants and know that you will, too.
Dr. Holsinger and Dr. Higgins