Losing teeth is never something positive. Unfortunately, it is often unavoidable, even when we do our best to prevent it from happening. It can affect your self-confidence and cause problems eating and speaking. Removable dentures help to mask the issue, but they’re just not like the real thing. Don’t let it get you down; there is a permanent solution – dental implants that feel and function just like real teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent dental appliances that look and feel just like real teeth. They are attached to your jaw bone with a surgical procedure, replacing your tooth roots with strong titanium implants. Dental implants can restart bone growth, ensuring that any remaining natural teeth are not impacted by degradation. Once you have dental implants, you simply take care of them like your natural teeth. They can last for the rest of your life. Dental implants can replace any number of missing teeth, including a full set. In some cases, an implant serves as an anchor for a crown or a bridge. A bridge allows for several teeth to be replaced with fewer implants required.
The Advantages of Permanent Dental Implants
There are several advantages of permanent dental implants when compared to removable dentures. Dental implants are sturdy, they won’t move, so you aren’t restricted to what you can eat. They don’t just feel like plastic in your mouth, but they feel just like natural teeth. You won’t need to use any adhesive pastes, powders or pads to keep them in place. Dental implants are the only solution that can last a lifetime, they can’t decay like real teeth. You’ll forget that you even have dental implants as they become a normal part of your mouth. You’ll be able to smile with confidence, without worrying about gaps or dentures falling out.
An extensive dental exam is needed to determine your suitability for permanent dental implants. If you have damaged or missing teeth and would like to know if you are suitable for dental implants, contact Jefferson Dental Care today by calling us at (706) 367-0010, or you can book an appointment with our online form.
Posted on Behalf of Jefferson Dental Care