Dental implants are tooth restoration solutions that are ideal for replacing one or several missing teeth. They are often used for supporting dental crowns when replacing one missing tooth, dental bridges for restoring a couple of missing teeth, or dentures for restoring a full mouth of lost teeth.
Here at Travis A. Bell, DDS PLLC in Greensboro, NC, dental implants are among the most popular teeth replacement options performed by Dr. Travis Bell, Dr. Janna Civils, and Dr. Howe. But why should you consider dental implants? Here are the top five reasons.
- Dental Implants are Virtually Permanent
Yes, with proper care, implants could really last your entire life because they’re surgically rooted into the jawbone. Once the dental implant has fused with the surrounding gums and jawbone, a process called osseointegration, the implant will be strong enough to stabilize and support a single tooth or multiple teeth. Essentially, dental implants become permanent fixtures in your mouth.
- Dental Implants Preserve Your Facial Structure and Jawbone
When tooth loss occurs, your body starts the resorption process, which entails resorbing the jawbone and gum tissues. Eventually, this could result in premature aging of the face, wrinkles, and a hollow, sunken look. But since dental implants will replace the lost tooth roots in the jawbone, your facial structure and jawbone will be preserved.
- Oral Hygiene is Easier With Dental Implants
Because implants are surgically implanted and not detachable, you won’t ever need to worry about them slipping or falling off at inopportune moments. You can also floss and brush them like real teeth and will blend seamlessly well with your real teeth. The gums surrounding your implant, however, will naturally still be susceptible to damage so proper oral care practices and regular appointments with your dentist in Greensboro, NC, for dental implants checkups and routine cleanings are vital.
- Dental Implants Help Improve Oral Health
Since dental implants can’t get cavities, they likewise aid in preventing the spread of decay in adjacent areas by serving as a barrier. Likewise, there’s no need to tamper with the neighboring teeth when getting dental implants.
- Dental Implants are Incredibly Strong
Implants are crafted from titanium, which is considered to be the most durable alloy worldwide. This is what gives them the durability to withstand biting pressure. Likewise, they’re not dependent on neighboring teeth from strength.
Contact Us to Find Out More About Dental Implants
Schedule a meeting with your dentist in Greensboro, NC, Dr. Travis Bell, Dr. Janna Civils, or Dr. Howe, here at Travis A. Bell, DDS PLLC by dialing (336) 274-8386.