Are you missing teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease? Or maybe you lost a tooth in a sports injury or auto accident? Dental implants can be a good option for adults of all ages, no matter how they lost their missing teeth. Adolescents can also get dental implants, once facial growth and development has been completed — generally around age 16 for girls, and age 18 for boys.
Dental implants have many advantages over other more traditional tooth replacement alternatives such as dentures and bridges. Here are four that Dr. Caleb A. Robinson of New Philadelphia, OH wants to make you aware of.
1. Dental Implants Work Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants feel, look, fit and work just like they were your healthy, natural teeth. They’re so comfortable you may even forget they’re not your natural teeth once the implant site is fully healed. You will brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth without ever needing to remove them for cleaning like you would dentures. They also help you retain your natural face shape and smile.
2. Implants Help Preserve and Protect Your Jawbone
Implants protect facial bone and healthy teeth. Empty spaces where lost teeth once lived can lead to jawbone deterioration or other issues. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates new jawbone tissue growth and prevents the loss of further bone tissue. Getting dental implants installed as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site which prevents your teeth from shifting and allows your mouth to retain it’s normal shape. Also, dental implants do not require adjacent teeth be ground down for bridges to be anchored or partial dentures to be attached.
3. Implants Are Secure In Your Mouth
Your dental implants will be embedded in your jaw bone, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures can. You’ll also find that your speech is more natural with dental implants. With dental implants, you’ll be able to smile, talk, laugh and eat with confidence.
4. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are made to last. Implants, when properly cared for, can last their owners many decades. Other traditional tooth replacement options such as dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years. This means that, although implants may cost more money up front, you will not need to pay out to replace them as often as other options. This means you’ll spend less money at and time in the dentist’s office.
Dental Implants in New Philadelphia, OH
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your teeth, Dr. Robinson and his team in New Philadelphia are ready to help. Please call us at (330) 269-5805 or schedule a consultation online today!