Sometimes circumstances arise that we cannot control. Whatever the reason may be, teeth do fall out, get knocked out, or simply must be removed. However, this is not the end of the road for your beautiful smile! Replacing missing teeth with implants is a wonderful solution. Implants help your dental function, they are easy to maintain, they keep your bones strong, and they last a lifetime! Curious as to how implants can change your life? Keep reading! 

Regain your dental function

When you have a missing tooth, your oral function can become compromised. Missing a tooth doesn’t sound like something that would hinder your day to day living, but just think about how much you use your mouth whether it be for chewing or speaking! Missing a tooth can hinder both your chewing habits and your speaking patterns. It can be frustrating for you and oftentimes embarrassing! Dental implants are custom built, sized and colored to look exactly like your natural teeth, solving both the functionality and appearance issues you may have had. 

Easy to maintain

Dental implants are the easiest prosthetic to maintain. Unlike dentures or bridges that require overnight soaking and constant cleaning, implants are treated just like your natural teeth! Eat with them, brush them, floss around them, anything! No nightly soaking or cleaning to remember aside from your routine brushing! It’s as easy as that! 

Keeps your bones strong

A dental implant not only replaces the visible tooth structure, but it also replaces the root of the tooth. Replacing the root is very important because it keeps the bones in your jaw stimulated and prevents deterioration. Other traditional teeth replacements fail to replace the root, resulting in bone atrophy and deterioration. 

Teeth that last a lifetime!

Dental implants are made to last. They are made with a metal called titanium that goes through a process called osseointegration. This is a process where the metal fuses to the existing bone, creating a lasting solution. Implants can last decades, even a lifetime! What more could you ask for? Implants will make you forget you even lost a tooth in the first place. 

Contact Dr. Sara and her team at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry to learn more about how implants can help you fill the gap!