A dental implant is just one of your restoration options when you have a missing tooth, but for many patients, it’s also the best.
Why should you consider dental implants to replace your missing teeth?
You Have Bite Power Equal to Natural Teeth
With dental implants, you don’t have to watch what you eat. Since the implant stabilizes the underlying bone, there is no risk of bone loss over time. Your jaw stays as strong as it is today.
Also, since implants are permanent, you can chew comfortably and with confidence. There are no dietary restrictions to slow you down — you can eat anything you would with natural teeth.
Immovable — No Extra Maintenance
Dental implants are a low-maintenance option, or at least as low maintenance as natural teeth can be. You treat them just like you would your regular teeth. Brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular exams and cleanings.
Unlike dentures, dental implants never need to be removed or sanitized. There are no prosthetic sore spots or adhesives to worry about. Implants are a convenient solution.
It Looks and Feels Like a Real Tooth
If you’re worried about how an implant will look in your mouth, don’t fret — an experienced oral surgeon knows how to shape and place replacement teeth that mimic the look of your old tooth exactly.
It’s uncanny how real an implant can appear. Once it’s in place, you might have a hard time telling the difference yourself! When you smile, it won’t be easy for anyone to ever tell you were missing a tooth, and this can give your self-confidence a boost. This is one of the goals of tooth restoration — to make your smile yours again! And since implants help stimulate and preserve jawbone too, your facial structure will remain the same.
It’s a Highly Successful Procedure
The process of placing implants is just that — a process — but it’s one that has been perfected over time. Implant procedures have a high rate of success!
You Can Expect it to Last for a Long Time
Finally, think about the return on your investment. While implants might cost more than dentures or bridges up front, they are proven to offer long-term effectiveness. In comparison, most other dental restorations must be replaced every 10 to 15 years.
At Richmond Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we will help you explore all your tooth restoration options when you’re searching for a smile-saving solution. And when dental implants are your treatment of choice, you can trust our expertise and experience. We are here for you.