When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you’ve got options. Restorative dentistry can include dentures, partials, bridges, crowns and dental implants. Dental implants, however, are widely regarded as the gold standard choice. What makes implant dentistry so superior compared to other prosthetic teeth options? At The Smile Lounge, we love helping patients understand the valued advantages of choosing dental implants. Although they may require a bigger sacrifice in upfront cost and recovery, dental implants can mimic your natural teeth better than any other restorative dentistry option.
The Dental Implant Difference
Dental implants work differently than traditional dentures or bridges. They are the only restorative option that replaces both the tooth and the tooth root. Implants involve small titanium screws that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. Over time, the biocompatible implant fuses to the surrounding bone so that it can make a firm foundation for a crown, bridge or denture that will be attached on top. This unique ability to anchor prosthetic teeth into the jaw bone is what brings so many long-term benefits for the patients who choose implant dentistry.
The Next Best Thing to Your Real Teeth
If you are replacing missing teeth, you’ll need your prosthetic solution to not only look like your natural teeth but feel and function like them too. Dental implants check all the boxes in terms of comfort, stability and appearance. In fact, you can expect the following when choosing dental implants as your teeth replacement solution:
Comfort: With prosthetic teeth that are custom fabricated and anchored into your jaw, you can expect the comfort and fit of natural teeth!
Convenience: Dental implants do not require any special or additional maintenance and cleaning. Routine brushing, flossing and dental visits should keep them in top condition.
Dietary Freedom: Unlike removable dentures, dental implants allow patients to eat the hard-to-chew foods they enjoy and those that are nutritious for their bodies, such as meats, nuts and fibrous vegetables and fruit.
Facial Appearance: Dental implants are the only way to prevent bone loss that occurs in the jaw after missing teeth. In doing so, implants also preserve the shape and appearance of your lower face so that you don’t experience premature facial aging due to atrophy in the jaw.
Ready to learn more about dental implants? Are you a candidate for dental implants? Call The Smile Lounge today to find out. We love restoring smiles with the best that modern dentistry has to offer!
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