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5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

Jul 04, 2023
5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
Custom dental implants are the top tier choice when it comes to tooth restoration. They look and function just like your natural teeth, with no fear of slippage or breakage. Take a moment to learn five reasons you should consider dental implants.

Even one missing tooth can negatively impact your dental health and self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Dental implants are a natural-looking and functional replacement for missing teeth that can last a lifetime. 

At Proud to Smile Dentistry in Bernardsville, New Jersey, Dr. Patricia Swaintek-Lamb and our team offer custom dental implants to help you get your smile back. With unique benefits from other teeth replacement options, dental implants can help restore your pearly whites functionally and aesthetically. 

Keep reading to find out the top five reasons you should consider dental implants over other tooth replacement options. 

1. Dental implants appear most similar to your natural teeth

Dental implants are carefully constructed to perfectly fit in the empty space in your mouth, matching your bite and seamlessly blending in with your surrounding teeth. We take the time to carefully match your new implants to your natural teeth in color, size, and shape. 

Once your implants are in, it’s impossible for other people to tell they’re not your natural teeth. And as you talk and eat, you’ll feel like your implants have always been a part of your mouth. 

2. The function of dental implants are most like your natural teeth

Your dental implants function the same way your natural teeth do because they consist of an artificial root and an artificial tooth, unlike less-permanent restorative dental work options. 

The titanium post that functions as the root is implanted into your jawbone securely and permanently. As your jawbone fuses around the new metal root, it provides stability. Once your jawbone tissue has healed, we attach a crown to the top of the post. When it’s complete, it looks just like your other teeth.

With dental implants, you can eat anything you want without worrying about your implants slipping out, as you might with removable dentures or a removable bridge. Caring for your dental implants is the same as care for your natural teeth — no need for special cleaning solutions or additional care measures. You’ll be able to smile confidently and speak clearly all the time. 

3. Dental implants improve your oral health

Your oral health declines over time when you don’t replace your missing teeth. Therefore, dental implants do several key things to keep your mouth healthy, including: 

  • Prevent bone loss and preserve existing jawbone
  • Stop adjacent teeth from shifting out of place
  • Preserve normal, healthy bite alignment
  • Prevent tooth decay and gum disease of nearby teeth
  • Give a lasting solution that isn’t susceptible to cavities
  • Eliminate the need to alter adjacent teeth
  • Prevent more complicated dental procedures in the future

Additionally, implants retain the natural shape of your face as you age, so your skin doesn’t sag into the empty spaces of any missing teeth. 

4. Dental implants are durable and long-lasting

Your new dental implants will last a lifetime if you take care of your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. This helps you avoid extensive dental reconstruction in the future, keeping you set for a long time. 

Since your dental implants are as durable as your natural teeth, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without fear. 

5. No adhesives or accidental slippage

Other types of dental restorations like dentures are removable, meaning they might slip out of place when you least expect it. They may also make it difficult to speak comfortably and clearly. With dental implants, those worries don’t exist. 

There are also no messy adhesives required to keep dental implants in place. Your implant is completely secure. So no need to worry about your implant slipping mid-sentence. 

If you’re ready to find out more about implants and see if they are the right dental restoration option for you, schedule a consultation online or over the phone with Proud to Smile Dentistry today.