What are dental implants?
Implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are designed to bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for crowns and dentures. Modern implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
Bridges, crowns, and dentures address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth. However, they do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown & bridge dentistry requires grinding down healthy teeth, leaving them at risk for cavities and tooth failure. As the jawbone shrinks, dentures can become uncomfortable and unstable over time, causing eating and speech problems.
Why replace missing teeth?
Losing a tooth not only creates a gap in your smile, but also affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet.
Tooth loss causes bone loss
When teeth are lost, the jawbone beneath them shrinks from lack of stimulation. Not only does this affect your smile, but it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.
Prevent premature aging
Bone loss ages your face, and dental implants will help prevent premature aging.
Maintain your jawbone and gums
With implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Dental implants, like natural teeth, stop bone loss and stimulate the jaw.
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