If you’re missing one or more teeth, don’t ignore the problem. Also, know that you don’t need to worry about ineffective dental restoration at A Caring Dental Group in Cleveland, Ohio. Our team offers top-of-the-line Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® mini dental implants.
Why are implants the “gold standard” in tooth replacement and restoration? Dental implants offer our patients many benefits, and they’re often our go-to recommendation for addressing tooth loss. Here are six major benefits of dental implants.
1. Enjoy a natural-looking smile
Implants are topped with a prosthetic crown that looks just like your natural teeth, so no one needs to know you had missing teeth. Over time, missing teeth can cause cosmetic issues, such as subtle changes to your overall face shape due to jawbone deterioration. Implants prevent that problem.
2. Stimulate below your gumline
Dental implants don’t just replace the visible parts of your teeth. The crown of your implant attaches to a titanium post, surgically rooted in your jawbone. The implant post functions just like your natural tooth root.
Without the stimulation provided by your tooth root, your jawbone can lose strength and start to break down in the area around a missing tooth. The ongoing stimulation of your dental implant maintains your oral health below the gumline.
3. Maintain functionality when chewing or speaking
Chewing or speaking with dentures or bridges can pose real problems for some people. Once you heal from the implant process, you won’t have these types of issues. Your mouth functions fully and naturally with dental implants, and your implants won’t slip or slide when you bite down or speak firmly.
4. Eat the foods you want!
After tooth loss, many people experience frustration that some favorite foods have become too difficult to chew. With dental implants, that’s not a concern. Your dental implant is secured to your jaw, and it can stand up to eating normally — chewing thoroughly without slippage.
5. Prevent infection
The empty socket of a lost or missing tooth becomes a place for harmful bacteria to cluster and multiply. This potentially causes infection issues that can even spread through your bloodstream to harm other parts of your body.
Don’t leave an empty socket to become a health issue down the road. With dental implants, you have great options to improve your overall oral health.
6. Have confidence that your restoration lasts a lifetime
When it comes to tooth replacement options, dental implants are your best bet for a “set it and forget it” experience. Dental implants need the same hygiene and care as your other teeth, and they can last a lifetime.
That’s a lot less hassle than you get with other approaches like bridges or dentures, which typically have a limited lifespan, often require adjustments, and eventually need to be replaced.
To learn more about all of the ways that dental implants could benefit you, and to determine if you’re a good candidate for this type of dental restoration, contact A Caring Dental Group today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.