What are the benefits of dental implants?

If you grew up in the 40s, 50s, or 60s, you, like many others, may have missing teeth that were never replaced by a dental procedure. Dental remedies were limited to having a bridge or denture made to replace teeth that were lost due to decay or injury.

If you have one or more missing teeth today, you may benefit from a dental implant – a treatment option that you should discuss with your dentist at your next check-up. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth – and give you back the smile you may have been hiding for years.

What are dental implants?

A small titanium screw serves as the replacement for the root portion of the missing tooth.  It is placed in the bone of the jaw, providing a base for a replacement tooth.  The doctor uses sedation during the process so pain and discomfort are limited. The implant acts as an anchor to hold an artificial replacement tooth in place.

Are dental implants right for you?

You need to be in good general health and have healthy gums. You also need to have sufficient bone in the jaw to hold an implant. Your dentist or dental specialist will tell you if dental implants may be right for you. Dental implants are ideal for those missing one tooth in a conspicuous place or those missing many teeth.

How long will dental implants last?

Your dentist will give you cleaning instructions for cleaning and flossing your dental implants. They will last a lifetime so it is important to take good care of them, just as you should with your natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Aside from the improvement in your appearance and smile, there will be

  • an improvement in speech
  • comfort when eating
  • improved ability to chew and digest food
  • firmer facial skin (as there are more teeth to cover)
  • preservation of the jaw bone, preventing deterioration of the facial structure 
  • greater self-confidence and happiness
  • reduced periodontal disease and
  • improvement in overall health

With dental implants, your overall quality of life is enhanced. If you replace dentures or partials with dental implants, you no longer need to deal with messy adhesives or cleaning cups. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, even if they are sticky or crunchy. You won’t have to be fearful or embarrassed to eat in front of others. You will speak with confidence and feel better than you have in years. You will no longer have to worry about cavities and, as long as you take care of them, your dental implants will last a lifetime.

Best of all, you can enjoy life without worrying about your teeth!

Contact us!

Schedule your dental check-up today, at our Friendly Dental of Worcester office at (508) 791-4000, Unique Dental of Worcester office at (508) 753-5488, Taunton Dental Center office at (508) 822-1281, Uxbridge Family Dental office at (508) 278-2015.

Request an appointment today.

 

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