Picture this: your missing or broken teeth are a thing of the past, replaced by new, permanent teeth that look and feel just like they used to. It’s not a dream. It’s a procedure performed by a prosthodontist to replace your teeth with permanent implants – titanium fixtures surgically implanted below the gum tissue and into the jawbone that replaces one or more missing teeth.
While there are many options to replace missing teeth, dental implants offer many benefits that are hard to pass up.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Replaces tooth function.
Believe it or not, dental implants play far more of a role than just filling a gap in your mouth. Dental implants act like your regular teeth — they replace the roots and are also made to match your natural teeth in size and shape. As a result, they replace many important tooth functions such as aiding in speaking, chewing and biting.
- Preserves the bone.
When you remove or lose a tooth, bone melts away over time. Why? Because your jawbone needs stimulation to maintain its mass. By getting dental implants, you’re able to stimulate your jawbone, preventing any more bone loss.
- Fast recovery process.
Thanks to the latest advancements in technology, the recovery process for dental implants is convenient and fast. You can get your implant and a temporary restoration the same day your teeth are removed, allowing you to return to your lifestyle sooner. Plus, you’ll only have to wait about two months for the healing process to take place before we are able to make a permanent restoration.
- Helps maintain youthful appearances.
It’s practically a scientific fact that nobody wants to age prematurely. When you lose a tooth, your face may start to droop, resulting in a faster aging process. But don’t worry: dental implants are here to save the day! By replacing the missing tooth, dental implants will help you maintain a more youthful appearance in your smile. Which in turn, boosts confidence!
- High success rate.
Yes, you read that right: dental implants have a high success rate. In fact, lower jaw implants have a success rate of 98–99% while upper jaw implants have a success rate of 92–94%.
Are dental implants right for me?
Like with most dental procedures, we recommend setting up an initial consultation so we can determine if a dental implant is the right choice for you. Schedule a free consultation today!