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6 reasons to be thankful for dental implants

Investing in dental implants is an oral health decision patients reap the benefits for years to come. Here are six reasons you’ll be glad you chose a permanent tooth replacement treatment.

1.   Smile with confidence

Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in social settings. Why continue to worry over aesthetics when you can fix the gaps in your teeth with a very common procedure?

2.   Eat your favorite foods again

When you’re missing teeth or wear dentures, certain foods can be difficult to eat. Dental implants are extremely sturdy and capable of providing the same bite force as your natural teeth. Bringing back all your favorite foods means you’ll probably eat healthier, too, as it’s easier to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

3.   Easy to take care of

Unlike traditional dentures that require nightly maintenance, taking care of dental implants is as simple as brushing, flossing and rinsing just like you do with your natural teeth.

4.   The longest lasting tooth replacement option

Did you know that dental implants have the potential to last for the rest of your life? Compare “permanent” with traditional dentures or a dental bridge and the difference is clear.

5.   Protect your jawbone from bone loss

Every time you chew, your natural teeth send a signal to your jawbone to produce new bone tissue and strengthen your jaw. When you lose a tooth, that segment of the bone under the gap no longer gets the message. Over time, this lack of new bone tissue can lead your jawbone to deteriorate and shrink, potentially leading to other oral health concerns. The titanium post in an implant acts like the root of your natural tooth, stimulating your jawbone to grow and stay healthy.

6.   Prevent your teeth from shifting

Filling the gap in your smile protects your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position. Once your new crown is in place, the rest of your smile will also be firmly fixed in place.