There are many reasons for having a smile that’s less than perfect. You may have lost a tooth in a fall or car accident; you may have lost a tooth due to decay, or your teeth may have shifted unattractively as you’ve gotten older. Whatever the reason, a less-than-perfect smile can make you feel less confident at work and in your relationships. Missing teeth can also make it challenging to eat your favorite foods or even speak clearly. That’s where dental implants can help.
Dental implants are enameled replacement teeth that are anchored into your jaw with titanium screws. There are affixed permanently and function very much like your original teeth. You can opt for a single implant or an entire mouthful of new teeth.
Benefits of choosing dental implants
While there are a number of cosmetic dentistry options for improving your smile, implants offer many benefits over these other choices, just a few of which are detailed below:
1. Implants are permanent. Unlike dentures and bridges that have to be removed to clean and can slip and slide in your mouth, implants are permanent and won’t move around.
2. Implants are durable and comfortable. Implants are designed to last and won’t have to be replaced every decade or so like many other cosmetic dentistry options. They are also very comfortable. Many patients say they forget they even have implants.
3. It’s easy to speak and eat with implants. Since they won’t move around in your mouth, you can eat all of your favorite foods with implants and you don’t have to worry about being understood when you speak.
4. Implants look natural. Modern technology allows us to match your implant(s) to the color of your existing teeth so that you won’t even notice they are there.
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