Why Dental Implants Are A Good Option For Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can mean more than just a gap in your smile. They can lead to a lack of confidence if you find yourself hiding your smile or avoiding photographs. They could even contribute to further jaw problems if you don’t get them replaced.

Luckily, Dr. Kerry Bloom offers a great solution: dental implants. Dental implants are a welcome advancement in modern dentistry that provides natural-looking, convenient, and healthy replacements for missing teeth. And they’re permanent.

Advanced technology

Dental implants represent the most advanced option for replacing missing teeth. They are artificial replicas of teeth that are surgically secured into your jaw, and for many people, they are a welcome alternative to bridges and dentures.

You may need a dental implant if you:

Generally, as long as you are in good physical health and practice proper oral hygiene habits, you are a candidate for dental implants and can benefit from them as replacements for missing teeth.

Aesthetically pleasing

A gap in your smile may make you feel less attractive or confident. Dental implants fill missing spaces in your jaw and give you back your full smile.

Dr. Bloom uses a model of your bite for your implant and matches its color to the surrounding teeth. Implants look and function just like natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell the difference between your implant and a natural tooth.

Other replacement options like dentures and bridges can cause problems with your speech, may slip and make noise, don’t protect the integrity of your jawbone, and can wear down other teeth over time. Dental implants, on the other hand, perfectly complement and resemble your other teeth.

Convenient and durable

You can treat dental implants just like natural teeth. They don’t slip like dentures do or need to be removed for eating, so you can enjoy all of the foods you love without worrying about affecting your dental implants. You also don’t need to worry about messy adhesives to keep them in place.

As always, oral health is important, but dental implants don’t need any extra care. Because they are embedded into your jawbone, dental implants are very durable, and when you care for them properly, they can last a lifetime. They actually maintain their integrity, unlike your natural teeth, which may decay and deteriorate over time.

You should brush and floss your dental implants as you would normally as part of your proper oral hygiene routine. Continue to schedule regular dental cleanings and avoid habits like smoking tobacco and grinding your teeth.

Promote oral health

If you have a missing tooth, it’s important to have it replaced. The missing space can cause your other teeth to move and your jawbone to deteriorate over time.

When you receive a dental implant, Dr. Bloom places it into your jaw as part of the process of making it a permanent replacement for your missing tooth. This actually preserves the integrity of your jawbone and prevents misalignment and disintegration.

The process of getting a dental implant does not require any alterations to surrounding teeth, unlike a tooth-supported bridge. Your healthy teeth remain fully intact. You may even find it easier to floss because of the carefully considered space between your implant and other teeth.

Don’t wait to replace your missing tooth or teeth. Schedule an appointment to learn if dental implants are right for you.

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