When you turn to our team for dental implants in Center Valley, you’ll find a solution that’s natural-looking, long-lasting, and more affordable than you may think! Dental implants have been a go-to tooth replacement option for over 50 years. Here are the surprising benefits of dental implants.
They Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth
No one but you and your dentist will know whether or not you have dental implants! That’s because new dental technology has made it easier to create dental implants that not only fit comfortably but look real. The dental crown placed over the top of the implant is color-matched to your surrounding teeth. Meanwhile, the implant itself fuses to the jaw bone. This enhances its strength and restores full chewing power so that the implants don’t only look natural but work just as your real teeth do. You may even forget which teeth are implants!
They Prevent Bone Loss
Dental implants don’t just offer cosmetic benefits. After one year of missing a tooth, your jaw bone can weaken by as much as 25%. This lack of stimulation leads to bone loss and additional tooth loss as your jaw can’t support your adjacent teeth. This deterioration also leads to facial sagging in your cheeks, mouth, and chin area. However, dental implants replace the missing tooth root, restore your chewing, and give your jaw bone the stimulation it needs to stay strong. Meanwhile, your implants will also preserve your facial structure and prevent premature aging!
Comfort is one of the primary benefits of dental implants! Unlike dentures, implants don’t slip and slide. They are firmly anchored in place and fused to the jawbone. While loose dentures may cause slurring or lisping, dental implants enable natural speech and give your tongue stable support. So you can speak, laugh, and eat without worry!
They Make Eating Easier
Not only do dental implants restore your ability to speak, they also help you get back to eating your favorite foods! If you’re missing molars, you know how hard it is to chew. Missing even a few teeth also puts extra strain on your existing teeth, making eating painful. Because dental implants are permanent, there are fewer food restrictions you have to follow than you would while wearing a traditional denture. Get back to eating corn-on-the-cob, a home-grilled steak, or your favorite sweet and salty snacks.
However, remember: dental implants still require proper care like brushing and flossing to help prevent decay and cavities in your adjacent teeth.
They’re for Anyone
Nearly everyone is a candidate for dental implants, whether you’re a 21-year-old student or a 72-year-old retiree. You’re never too young or too old to benefit from a healthier, happier, fuller smile. While implant surgery is more invasive than a denture placement, we offer supplemental procedures like bone grafting techniques or sinus lifts to ensure that you have the proper bone density for a successful treatment. Typically the only people who are not candidates are heavy smokers or individuals with uncontrolled diabetes.
If you’d like to learn whether you’re a candidate for dental implants, you can contact our Center Valley dentists today to schedule a consultation.
Start Smiling Again
Here at Center Valley Dental, we believe the benefits of dental implants are endless. And a beautiful smile doesn’t have to break the bank. Our team of experts will work with you to help develop a treatment plan that fits your budget, improves your quality of life, and gives you the confidence boost you deserve. It’s time to start smiling again. Request an appointment today.