Hands down, dental implants are widely considered to be the best option for replacing your missing teeth—whether you are missing one tooth or several. Unlike dentures, dental implants look, feel, and function much more like your natural, permanent teeth. With dental implants, there are no restrictions on the types of foods you can eat. Because dental implants are permanently integrated into your jawbone, there are no worries about smiling or speaking as there are with moveable dentures.
The Best Tooth Replacement Option
Here are four reasons they are the gold standard in tooth replacement:
- They are long lasting and reliable. If you take care of your dental implants, they can last a very long time—sometimes for a lifetime!
- They have a very good rate of success. As long as you have an adequate amount of jawbone and are otherwise healthy, dental implants have an excellent rate of success.
- They improve your ability to chew your favorite healthy foods without restriction. Even the crunchiest vegetable is not off limits with dental implants. With dental implants, chewing will be nearly the same as chewing with your natural teeth.
- They keep your jawbone healthy and strong. Many people are not aware of a condition referred to as “facial collapse.” This is what happens when teeth are missing and the jawbone begins to disintegrate because the body no longer sends nutrients to the area. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, keeping it intact.
Because of all these advantages, dental implants are the best replacement for missing teeth. Not only do they provide excellent long-term value, but they are truly an investment in your long-term oral health. Schedule an appointment today with your Elk Grove Village dentist to find out if dental implants are right for you.