Dental Implants: There's Never Been a More Effective or Natural Looking Option for Replacing Missing

If you’re missing teeth, whether it’s one or 32, you already know the effect it has. It changes your appearance and your smile. It interferes with how you talk and eat. And it can even lead to bone loss in your jaw. While bridges and removable dentures can visually replace your lost teeth, they are not nearly as effective and oftentimes look and feel unnatural.

Dental implants provide a better option. A solution for one or more missing teeth, dental implants replace missing, damaged, or decayed-beyond-repair teeth by surgically anchoring the implants to your jaw. This anchoring allows for a more natural feel and makes dental implants significantly stronger and more effective than the other available choices.

At Dental Care by Design, we help patients look at all of their tooth replacement options and guide them through the implant process, as well as the benefits of a long-term solution.

Secure and comfortable

Because dental implants are anchored to your jaw, your artificial tooth fits secure and functions the same way your natural teeth do, allowing for more bite force. Unlike bridges and removable dentures that slip and slide, you don’t have to worry about dental implants shifting in your mouth or clicking which you talk or eat.

Added stability

When you’re missing teeth, the nearby teeth begin to shift into the empty space. If their position changes too much, it can change your appearance, make it difficult to chew, or force your bite out of alignment. To make matters worse, when your bite is off, it can lead to headaches and jaw pain. But by filling this gap with a dental implant, you can keep your teeth in their proper places and offer structure and support to the neighboring teeth.

Bone health

When teeth are missing, your jaw can lose up to 25% of its volume and, over time, deteriorate even more. But dental implants can stop this process by simulating a tooth root in the bone. This helps to maintain bone health and stimulate new bone growth.

Oral health

Beyond your smile and bone health, your gums also benefit from dental implants. When you have missing teeth, it creates areas between your teeth that trap bacteria and can lead to increased risk of periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease. Periodontal disease causes an increase in inflammation in both the soft and hard structures of your mouth. As the condition progresses, the gums pull away from the teeth, leading to an increased risk of bone and tooth loss.

Made to last

When you opt for bridges or partial removable dentures, you may have to replace them every five to ten years. But with dental implants, you don’t have to waste your time and money. Made from a biocompatible material, dental implants naturally integrate into your jawbone, creating a long-term solution to missing teeth.

Before you decide on a bridge or partial removable denture, consider the benefits of dental implants. You may find that they look more natural and are more effective than you thought possible.

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