Dental implants are one of the best tooth replacement methods available, as they provide a natural and permanent solution to missing teeth. Implants are made of strong material such as titanium, and are surgically placed right into your jawbone and then a crown is placed on top to restore your tooth. The implant fuses with your bone as it heals, creating a very comfortable and appealing result.
There are a number of reasons that implants have become such a popular solution for tooth restoration.
Implants look and feel like your real teeth. Since they permanently grow into your jaw, they are secure and leave no problems with eating or speaking. You can be confident in your new tooth blending right in with your natural smile.
There are no discomforts with implants as with removable dentures. You can chew effectively and enjoy your normal diet. There is also no gum irritation or exposed nerves that sometimes accompany other tooth replacement methods.
Permanent dental implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures for cleaning and sleeping. There are no messy adhesives to bother with, and your teeth are securely in place.
Your teeth play a big part in your ability to speak clearly. Dentures are known to create speech problems when they slip in your mouth, whereas implants never slip and you can continue to speak normally.
All of your natural teeth are unaffected when dental implants are placed, and the implant itself allows you to practice oral hygiene tasks as usual.
With implants, there is no reason to hide your smile anymore. Your complete smile will be restored and you can be confident in your natural new look.
There is a very high success rate with implants. With proper maintenance of regular brushing and flossing and regular checkups, implants usually last up to 15 years or more.
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