Dental Implants

Dental Implants for Everyone

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back in social situations or when choosing what to eat. With nearly 70% of adults over age 35 missing at least one permanent tooth, you’re not alone. Dental implants are likely the best option for you to get a lifelong replacement for any missing tooth.

Replacement Teeth That Last a Lifetime

Dental implants are a long-term solution whether you have just a single tooth missing or an entire row of teeth in need of replacement. It’s a permanent way to fill in the gaps in your smile and requires largely the same kind of care you already give your natural teeth. Speaking of natural, the cap attached to the implant in your jaw looks more natural than any other type of dental device. Today’s modern dental implants last longer, look better, and cost less than those offered in the past as well.

Potential Benefits of Your New Dental Implants

  • Works similarly to your natural teeth because it has a post like the tooth roots that anchors it in the jaw
  • Designed with custom care to match the rest of your natural teeth so it blends in rather than standing out
  • Built to withstand the usual stresses of chewing and speaking while lasting the rest of your lifetime
  • No need to remove for cleaning or care, no sore spots on the gums, and much clearer speech when compared to partial and full dentures
  • Better stimulates the jawbone so there is less tissue loss over time
  • Fewer restrictions on food choices, with practically no limitations.

The Rising Popularity of Dental Implants

Over the course of a year, nearly 500,000 people get dental implants installed. What makes it such a popular choice for tooth replacement?

1. Cost-Effective Way to Restore Your Smile

Some people feel the higher cost of the dental implant makes it more expensive in the long run. Consider that the cost is only spent once, while other options like bridges and dentures come with a replacement cost every 5 to 15 years. Add up the cost of replacing your dental devices a few times and you’ll quickly see how a permanent solution will save you a lot of money over the course of your life, especially if you’re a younger adult.

2. Implants Don’t Need Routine Replacement

While you may need minor repairs over the years if you have an accident or bite into something too hard, dental implants are generally designed to last the rest of your life. Taking good care of your implants will ensure they stay in place and work properly for decades. Other options like bridges and partial dentures require replacement every 5 to 15 years at most.

3. Dental Implants Support Good Overall Health

Maintaining a healthy stock of jaw bone tissue requires the stimulation of tooth roots of the post of the dental implant. Dentures and bridges do less to stimulate both gum and bone tissue. For good overall health, dental implants are a better choice. Bridges in particular can damage the surrounding teeth and contribute to additional losses, while dentures may rub and irritate the gum tissue.

4. Most Realistic Looking Smile Improvement

Want a smile no one will guess has been restored? Choose dental implants. They’re all custom-shaped and colored to match the rest of your teeth. This not only gives you a natural and beautiful look, but it also restores your bite pattern for even chewing.

Dental implants are popular today because they’re cost-effective, last for decades, benefit your health, and offer a superior appearance compared to the other options. If you’re tired of missing teeth marring your perfect smile, contact us for a complimentary consultation to see if implants might work for you.

Full-Mouth Dental Implant Restoration

Even if you’re missing all or most of your teeth, dental implants can work well for you. We can create a full set of dentures that are anchored in place by a set of four, six, or eight implanted posts. This combines the best of both worlds: secure dentures that give you a sparkling white smile with far more than the usual security when chewing. We get you in and out so you can keep them clean while enjoying clearer speech than you would get with traditional dentures.

If you're interested in learning more, schedule a visit with us at Eight Creeks Dental today!

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