Dental Implants: What You Need To Know

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Happy womanDo you have one or more missing teeth?  Do you hide your smile, embarrassed by your teeth?  If so, dental implants might be right for you. The decision to get dental implants requires a lot of research, and we understand it can be scary – so we’ve assembled a short list of a few of the great benefits of dental implants.

  • Dental implants are often the first choice of doctors and patients. Implants are usually the best way to replace a missing tooth in a way that looks and feels natural.  Dental implants work just like real teeth!  While other replacement options can damage or deteriorate the bone structure of surrounding teeth, implants are a close replacement to natural teeth.  Implants enable you to smile, talk, and eat as you normally would without anyone knowing you have an implant.
  • Dental implants are made for the long haul. Implants are superior to dental bridges, which may only last 5-7 years and will eventually need to be replaced.  It’s likely a dental implant may need to be adjusted at some point, but with proper care, these tooth replacements can last a lifetime.
  • Dental implants stay in your mouth – all the time! Dentures can be awkward, and need to be removed to be cleaned properly.  Implants stay in your mouth, removing the fear that your teeth might slip or fall out.  Cleaning involves only the brushing, flossing, and rinsing that you’re already used to.
  • Dental implants don’t get cavities! An added bonus of dental implants is that they don’t decay like regular teeth.  Although you will still need to visit your dentist for regular care, you don’t have to worry about fillings in your dental implants.

We want you to live your life without worrying about your teeth!  Everyone deserves to go out to dinner and enjoy the company of good friends without worrying that missing teeth or dentures will become an embarrassment during the evening.  Teeth that are restored with a dental implant allow you to be the best version of yourself and let your smile shine through.

If you’re still wondering if dental implants are right for you, give us a call!  We’re happy to evaluate your individual concerns and recommend the best course of treatment.