If you have missing teeth from tooth decay, injury or gum disease, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are a permanent replacement for teeth. In place of your old tooth root, a dental implant has a foundation that is secured in your jaw, which means they are not removable like dentures.
The strength and durability of dental implants are what makes them such an appealing option. They are the next-best-thing to your own natural teeth and if taken care of properly, they can last a lifetime. The advantages of dental implants are many, including:
- Improved appearance
- Improved speech
- Improved comfort
- Increased confidence
- Easier eating
- Improved oral health
- Reliability & durability
- Greater convenience
Unlike dentures, dental implants are not removable so you don’t have to deal with messy adhesives or worry about the embarrassing inconvenience of having to remove them every evening. Dental implants also improve your facial structure as well as improve your pronunciation. They require the same level of care as real teeth, so brushing, flossing and regular dental check ups will ensure that your dental implants last many years.
Placing a single, uncomplicated dental implant usually takes less than an hour, and the healing process from beginning to end can take anywhere between two to nine months.
While many people will qualify as a good candidate for dental implants, it is best to see your dentist and discuss your options. At Rock Ridge Family Dentistry, we can restore your smile with dental implants or implant restorations. Make an appointment today to find out how we can restore your smile with dental implants!
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