Are you missing or have damaged teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease? Perhaps you lost a tooth in a sports injury or auto accident? No matter how you lost your missing teeth, dental implants are a good option for tooth replacement for adults of all ages. For adolescents, implants can also be a way to replace damaged or missing teeth as long as facial growth and development have completed — generally around age 16 for girls, and age 18 for boys.
4 Reasons to Get Dental Implants
Dental implants have many advantages over traditional tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges. Here are four that Smile Dental Group in East Lancaster, CA wants you to know about.
1. Dental Implants Function Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like they are your healthy, natural teeth. Once the operation site is healed, they usually feel so comfortable you will forget they’re not your natural teeth. You will be able to brush and floss them along with your natural teeth with no need to remove them for cleaning like dentures and no difficulty flossing around them like bridges. Dental implants also help your face and smile retain their natural shapes and prevent teeth from drifting.
2. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are extremely durable and, if properly cared for, can last many decades. The other, more traditional tooth replacement options such as dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years. Although the higher cost of implants may make some patients hesitate, you will save money in the long run as you will not need to pay to replace them as often. Also, you will spend a lot less time in the dentist’s chair.
3. Implants Are Secure In Your Mouth
Dental implants are screwed into your jaw bone, so there’s no chance of embarrassing slippage or clicking when you talk, eat or laugh like with dentures. You should be able to smile, talk, laugh and eat with confidence with dental implants.
4. Implants Help Preserve and Protect Your Jawbone
Implants protect facial bone and healthy teeth. The jawbone tissue in the empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can begin to deteriorate when left empty. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates new bone growth and prevents further bone loss due to implants being screwed into the jawbone, stimulating continuing nourishment and growth of tissues there. Also, adjacent teeth do not need to be ground down as they do for bridges or partial dentures to be attached.
Dental Implants in East Lancaster, CA
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in learning more about how dental implants can help restore your teeth, Smile Dental Group is ready to help. Please call us at (661) 302-4416 or schedule a consultation online today!