Have you lost teeth to tooth decay or gum disease? Or maybe an auto accident or a sports injury has cost you your natural, complete smile? Dental implants can help adults of all ages restore their complete smiles, no matter how you lost your missing teeth. Even adolescents, once facial growth and development have been completed in their late teens, can benefit from implants.
Dental implants are a cut above other tooth replacement alternatives such as dentures and bridges. Here are four reasons to choose dental implants that Dr. Albert Caves in Columbus GA want to make you aware of.
Dental Implants Feel Like Normal Teeth
Dental implants feel, look, fit and work just like your natural teeth. Once the implantation site has healed you won’t even be aware they’re not your natural teeth. There is no need to remove them for cleaning as you do dentures as you’ll brush and floss them just like your natural teeth. Implants can also help your face shape retain its’ natural shape and smile, preventing the caved-in looking mouth that some denture wearers have.
Dental Implants Last a Lifetime
Dental implants have longevity. Implants, when cared for properly, can last several 20-30 years. Dental bridges and dentures, usually need to be replaced after every 5 to 10 years of use. Being replaced less means that, although implants may be more money up front, you will save in the long run and you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
No More Adhesives
Your dental implants will be installed in your jaw bone, so you won’t need any messy adhesives to keep them from slipping or clicking when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures sometimes do. You may also feel like your speech is more natural with dental implants. Implants can be a way for you to smile, talk, laugh and eat with confidence again.
Dental Implants Preserve and Promote Oral Health
Implants protect your jaw bone tissue and other teeth. Empty spaces in your mouth can hasten jawbone deterioration. Dental implants bond with your jaw and stimulate new bone growth which is something dentures and bridges do not do. Having implants installed as soon after losing a tooth as possible helps prevent bone loss at the site. Additionally, dental implants do not need the adjacent teeth ground down for bridges to be anchored or partial dentures to be attached.
Dental Implants in Columbus, GA
If you have lost teeth and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help you have the smile you want, Dr. Caves and his team in Columbus GA are ready to help. Please call us at 706.407.4851 or schedule a consultation online today!