Your smile is an important part of making a positive first impression in social and professional encounters. Enjoying a delicious meal would be nearly impossible without strong, dependable teeth to help you savor each morsel.
When natural wear, or an unexpected accident, causes you to consider tooth replacement options, it’s important to make an informed decision. Three main tooth replacement options are dental implants, fixed bridges, and removable partial dentures.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry highlights several benefits to dental implants, and we have seen these time and again at our practice. Our patients consistently cite these five reasons for why they chose dental implants:
1. Looks and feels most natural
Because a dental implant offers a permanent solution that looks and feels like the rest of your teeth, they are often billed as “the next best thing” to natural teeth. Bonus: You can’t get cavities in a dental implant!
2. Long-term solution
Bridges last five to ten years, but dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care and placement.
3. Maintain face shape
While other options, or not replacing a missing tooth at all, may lead to your face appearing sunken, dental implants help keep your jawbone healthy and your face shape unchanged.
4. Fixed placement
Some clients are turned off by the idea of keeping their partial dentures in a cup. Dental implants stay in your mouth, at all times, just like natural teeth.
5. Speaking and chewing not affected
Dentures may slip, requiring you to reposition them during a meal or a conversation. Dental implants allow you to speak and eat with peace of mind that your teeth will not move or make unnatural noises, such as clicking.
No matter your question about dental implants, our experienced team at Jackson Smiles Family Dentistry is here to help you. Together, we will keep your smile feeling natural and healthy.
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