Many people suffer from tooth loss. Our second set of teeth that starts to come in around age 6 is the only set of teeth we have for the rest of our life. Through tooth decay, gingivitis, accidental tooth loss, or other trauma, we sometimes lose our teeth, and when they are gone, there isn’t another set to replace them. For a long time, the only treatments for people with missing teeth were dentures or bridges, but more recently, tooth implants have become available and are a significant improvement over the other two options.
Tooth implants are replacement tooth roots. They provide a foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth.
Some advantages of tooth implants include:
- Improved speech. Because they are perfectly and permanently placed in your teeth, you won’t struggle with them slipping around, which can affect your speech.
- Easy eating. Again, they feel just like your natural teeth, so you will be able to eat just as easily as you would if you had your natural teeth. Dentures can slip, making eating difficult.
- Natural appearance. Tooth implants are almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They look and feel like they have always belonged in your mouth.
- Durability. Tooth implants are very durable, and with proper care, should last a lifetime.
- Better self-esteem. Tooth implants look so natural, no one will know you have one. You can feel confident in your smile, knowing your teeth are not distracting from your face.
- Comfort. Because they don’t slip, they are very comfortable to wear and will feel just like your natural teeth.
- Convenience. You won’t have to hassle with needing to remove your teeth because tooth implants are permanent. This also saves you from the messy adhesives that come with dentures to keep them in place. Once your tooth implants are installed, you won’t need to worry about them more than your regular teeth.
To qualify for a tooth implant, you must have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. You should also be committed to good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing daily and be willing to have regular dental checkups.
Come in today and visit with us about whether a tooth implant is right for you. If you are a good candidate, we are confident you will love how they look and feel in your mouth.