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Why the Dental Implant is the Best Option for Missing Teeth

By on May 22, 2018 in Blog |

Why the Dental Implant is the Best Option for Missing Teeth
If you have lost a tooth due to decay, trauma or an accident, you may be thinking of options for replacement. Other than dental implants other options are dentures and bridges. Dental implants are significantly more expensive than the other options. However, implants are often the best option for replacing a missing tooth. Here’s why.

Safe and Reliable
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are drilled into the jawbone. As your jaw heals the titanium will fuse with the bone providing excellent support for your teeth. In this respect, they are much safer than dentures and bridges because they do not rely on adjacent teeth for support.

Additionally, implants look and feel natural. You can cough, talk, and eat without worrying that the tooth will move out of place. The crown of the dental implant is usually made from porcelain material that looks like natural teeth.

Preserve the Jawbone
When you lose your teeth your jawbone will begin to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. The jawbone can deteriorate to the extent that the shape of your face changes. Implants are fused to the bone, unlike bridges and dentures which have to be hooked to adjacent teeth. Dental implants can also prevent the shifting of teeth which creates gaps. These devices are therefore the best permanent solution for preventing the negative effects a tooth extraction can have on your jaw in the long term.

If you have lost teeth that are difficult to replace such as the front teeth, a dentist can use implants to address the problem. They look and feel more natural than dentures, crowns, and bridges. The procedure is usually more expensive than the other options and may also take significantly more time. But that is because implants are the safest, most natural, and permanent solution for missing teeth.