Dental implant technology continues to grow in popularity as people learn about the benefits of a fully restored smile. Widely appreciated for their comfort and longevity, let’s take a look at some of the things you may not have known about dental implants and see why they’re worth the investment.
Realistic Look & Feel
There are plenty of options for tooth replacement. Bridges, dentures, and veneers are just some of the possible solutions, but none of them will ever look and feel as natural as a dental implant can. Because of its ability to bond with your jaw bone, dental implants are usually made out of titanium. The metal replaces the root of the missing tooth and keeps the replacement tooth firmly in place.
Because of the materials they are made from, implants cannot suffer from decay. While you’ll still have to practice good oral hygiene to keep the gums around the implant healthy, most implants can last for many years.
How Many Missing Teeth?
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, it is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. 40 million Americans are missing ALL of their teeth. If you’re one of them, you’re not alone and dental implants can help you reclaim your life.
If you want to take a step towards restoring your smile and your ability to get back to your life, contact our office. We can give you more information about dental implants and help you schedule an appointment to talk with our doctor about your options. We believe that everyone deserves to have a full smile, and we want to help you achieve yours. Call or visit us online today.