Have tooth decay or gum disease caused you to lose teeth? Or maybe you lost teeth in an auto accident or a sports injury? Dental implants can give adults of all ages back their complete smiles, no matter how you lost your missing teeth. Even adolescents can benefit from implants once facial growth and development has been completed — generally around age 16 for girls and age 18 for boys.
Dental implants are superior to other tooth replacement alternatives such as dentures and bridges. Here are four reasons to choose dental implants that Drs. Clement and Kamron Monroe of Monroe & Monroe Implant & General Dentistry in Pinehurst NC want to make you aware of.
1. Dental Implants Are Just Like Normal Teeth
Dental implants feel, look, fit and function just like your natural teeth. Once the implant site has healed you won’t even be aware they’re not your natural teeth. You’ll brush and floss them alongside your natural teeth without needing to remove them for cleaning as you do dentures. Implants also help your face shape retain its’ natural shape and smile.
2. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are longer lasting than other smile replacement options. Implants, when properly cared for, can last several decades. Other options such as dental bridges and dentures, often need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years. Less replacing means that, although implants may cost more up front, you will save in the long run and you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
3. No Adhesives
Your dental implants will be embedded into your jaw bone, so you won’t need any messy adhesives and they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures can. You may also feel that your speech is more natural with dental implants. Implants allow you to smile, talk, laugh and eat with confidence again.
4. Dental Implants Preserve and Promote Oral Health
Implants protect jaw bone and teeth and promote oral health. Empty spaces in your mouth can lead to jawbone deterioration or other issues. Dental implants stimulate new bone growth and prevent further bone loss which is something dentures and bridges do not do. Having implants embedded as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants do not require that the adjacent teeth be ground down for bridges to be anchored or partial dentures to be attached.
Dental Implants in Pinehurst, NC
If you have lost teeth and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your smile, Drs. Monroe and the team at Monroe & Monroe Implant & General Dentistry in Pinehurst NC are ready to help. Please call us at 910.420.3670 or schedule a consultation online today!