As of late, there is a growing trend towards the use of dental implants to replace missing teeth. With numerous medical and real life benefits to dental implants, this popular long term solution for missing teeth is becoming more and more viable to dental patients.
Unlike semi permanent removable dentures, bridges and partials, permanently affixed dental implants are the only permanent solution to tooth loss replacement. Dental implant recipients love that they don’t have to worry about having their teeth slip, fall out or click out of place. There is little to no discomfort or mouth irritation that is commonly found with other teeth replacement options. As the most natural looking and natural feeling tooth replacement choice, dental implants offer lifestyle options that are not available to denture, partial or bridge wearers.
Dental implants are permanently attached to the jaw bone so they function and perform like natural teeth. Dental implants actually help preserve the jaw bone and eliminate problematic bone loss associated with tooth loss. Eating is not a problem with dental implants, you won’t have to change or alter your eating habits. Denture, bridge and partial wearers deal with food and dietary restrictions.
Dental implants are made to last a lifetime when properly maintained for this reason and many more implants are becoming a more popular option for tooth replacement. Flossing, brushing and regular oral hygiene can be performed like you would with your natural teeth. Implants are done independently of each other, again acting as a natural tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. If you have additional questions or concerns, talk to your dentist about dental implants as a solution for permanent tooth replacement.