Dental implants are the preferred way to handle tooth replacements today. Besides no longer having to hold your teeth in a cup, there are plenty of other noteworthy benefits to choosing dental implants over bridges or dentures. As an oral surgeon who is very familiar with the technology of dental implants and who has also received great feedback from my patients, here are the top three reasons you should invest in dental implants.
Protect Teeth and Mouth
The best reason to choose dental implants is the protection that they provide to both your mouth and teeth. Implanted teeth function just like a natural teeth, meaning that implanted teeth will help maintain teeth placement, maintain overall teeth health, and prevent grinding. In addition, implants are a great choice for jaw preservation. If you lose a permanent tooth, the portion of your jaw that once supported that tooth will start deteriorating. By replacing the lost permanent tooth with an implanted tooth, your jaw will be preserved.
Long-term Oral Health
Dental implants are proven to be the best option for your long-term oral health, especially when compared to traditional bridges. Traditional bridges only have an average life span of six years. But with routine maintenance, your dental implants will last indefinitely (just like natural teeth if taken care of properly). Implants are also the best option for keeping the natural appearance of your own teeth.
Favorite Food, But No Cavities
With dental implants you have the freedom to eat how and what you like with a 0% chance of developing cavities. Although still important to care for your implants with your usual brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings, dental implants do not have the ability to hold cavities. Also with implants, the taste, texture, and comfort of eating your favorite foods are preserved too.
As you can see, the benefits of receiving dental implants are plentiful. If you live in the Raleigh area and are considering alternatives for tooth replacements, contact us at Davis Oral Surgery by filling out this contact form or calling us at 919-488-2194.