Have you lost teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease or in a sports injury or auto accident? No matter how you lost your teeth, modern dentistry can replace them and restore your smile with dental implants for adults of all ages, making them a smart choice for tooth restoration. Implants can even be a workable option for adolescents, provided their facial growth and development has completed — which generally occurs around age 16 for girls and age 18 for boys.
4 Reasons to Get Dental Implants
Dental implants offer many advantages over other tooth replacement alternatives such as dentures and bridges. Here are four that Dr. Leonard Hess of Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry in Monroe, NC wants to make you aware of.
1. Dental Implants Work Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants feel, look, fit and work just like they were your healthy, natural teeth. They’re so comfortable you might even forget you have them once the surgery site is fully healed. You’ll brush and floss them just like you do your other teeth with no need to remove them for cleaning like dentures. They also help you retain your natural face shape and smile.
2. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are made to last. Implants that are given conscientious, routine care can last many decades. Many other options such as dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years. This means that, although implants may be more expensive upfront, you will not need to pay to replace them as often as other options and you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s office.
3. Implants Are Secure In Your Mouth
Your dental implants will be permanently placed in your jaw bone, so they won’t slip out or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures may sometimes do. You’ll also find that your speech sounds more natural with dental implants. Overall with dental implants, you’ll be able to smile, talk, laugh, and eat more naturally, without worrying about embarrassing incidents.
4. Implants Help Preserve and Protect Your Jawbone
Implants protect the health of your facial bone and teeth. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can eventually lead to the deterioration of jawbone tissue or other problems. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates new bone growth and prevents further bone deterioration while it restores your smile. Also, dental implants do not need the enamel of your adjacent teeth to be ground down for bridges to be anchored or partial dentures to be attached.
Dental Implants in Monroe, NC
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your teeth, Dr. Hess and his team at Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry in Monroe, NC in the Charlotte area are ready to help. Please call us at 704.240.5045 or schedule a consultation online today.