A smile should be able to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Although oral health awareness in individuals is on the rise, people are still experiencing missing or lost teeth. When tooth loss is the result of severe gum disease, decay, or injury, not only can you lose dental functionality, but you can also experience a multitude of other health issues. Dental implants are a complete solution to missing teeth that support proper jaw function, halt the process of gum-tissue recession, and replaces the entirety of a tooth’s structure.
Below are a few of the many advantages Dr. Matthew B. Harrison likes to educate patients who are looking for completely reliable treatment for replacing their missing or lost teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots and are surgically placed into the jawbone. Due to their biocompatible nature, dental implants are accepted by the body and can naturally fuse with living tissue and bone in a process called osseointegration. Because of this, dental implants once again provide essential stimulation to a compromised jawbone, allowing for preserved oral health and natural facial aesthetics. They also provide a strong foundation to support your crown, bridge, or dentures.
The Many Benefits of Dental Implants
Restoring Natural Appearance – Dental implants can offer the closest results to your natural teeth. They consist of titanium, a metal with the unique ability to fuse to living bone. After several months the replacement becomes permanent and will feel completely natural. Dental implants completely replace missing teeth, from root to crown.
Rebuilding Jaw Structure – Dental Implants promote a safe and healthy environment for your smile by fusing into the structure of your jawbone and stabilizing it for reliable, long-lasting results. No other tooth replacement method can offer this advantage.
Improved Way of Life – When paired with restorative prosthetics, implant posts allow your mouth to function like normal, resulting in increased comfort and confidence while smiling, eating, and speaking. These implant-supported teeth will improve eating and eliminate the need for adhesives or clasps commonly used to hold traditional dentures and partials in place.
Convenience – Implant prosthetics require brushing and flossing daily, but you will never have to remove them for cleaning. They will also never suffer from decay or staining. Patients still need to visit the dentist, however, as your replacement teeth need proper care to stay strong and reliable.
Regular professional cleanings and check-ups are the best way to ensure that your dental implants will last as they are designed to, for a lifetime.
Our Rogers dental practice offers dental implant care for those looking to improve the function, appearance, and overall health of their smile. Call the team at Matthew B. Harrison, DDS today to schedule your tooth replacement consultation.