Dental Implants behave like natural teeth
Missing teeth can be more than just an aesthetic issue. With dental implants, you can restore full chewing power and function, with a natural-looking implant tooth that nobody will be able to tell apart from your natural teeth! Plus, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that you can brush and floss normally without worrying about damaging the implant. Get ready to love your smile again with dental implants!
Dental Implants can last a lifetime
Whereas a dental bridge may only last around 10 years or so, with dental implants they can last a lifetime. Our titanium-made, bio-compatible implant integrates with your jawbone and offers a lifetime of worry-free service. Plus, they are non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about it being rejected by your body. Don’t wait any longer – secure a lifetime of dental comfort with dental implants!
Dental Implants prevent bone loss
Bone loss occurs in the jaw when there are no tooth roots (or implants) keeping the jaw bone stimulated.
Where there is no tooth, the jaw bone in the empty space deteriorates due to lack of stimulation. If no implant is placed in the first year of losing a tooth, that bone area loses 25% of its volume, and bone loss continues over the years.
Dentures can even accelerate bone loss as they often become loose, and then rub against the bony ridge, gradually wearing it away. Because an implant replaces the root as well as the tooth, and chewing is restored to normal, it provides the needed stimulation for natural bone growth.
Dental Implants keep adjacent teeth stable
The gap from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to crookedly shift towards the gap. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite, your ability to chew and your appearance. It can cause interference that makes tooth replacement difficult later. A poor bite can also lead to issues with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and may result in pain and headaches.
Dental Implants can help keep you free of gum disease
A missing tooth gap can act as a trap for food and bacteria and can lead to gum disease.
Dental Implants can prevent facial sagging and premature aging
Facial sagging can be an unwanted effect of bone loss resulting from missing teeth. This is where the lower third of the face starts to collapse, gradually closing the distance between the tip of the nose and the chin. Changes can include excess wrinkles around the mouth, thinning lips and a more pointed chin, making the person look a lot older than his or her true age.
When the tooth roots are left un-replaced, as with regular dentures, the face can begin to sag as bone mass deteriorates. Dental implants can prevent this from occurring.
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