The holiday season can be difficult if you’re missing teeth. Perhaps chewing your favorite seasonal foods is burdensome, or maybe you’re contemplating skipping out on get-togethers and other festivities simply because you’re embarrassed to smile.
This year, give yourself the gift of increased confidence and dental function with dental implants from Alabama Family Dental. More than 3 million Americans have already filled the gaps in their smiles with this revolutionary teeth replacement solution — and that number is increasing every year!
That’s because dental implants offer security and durability that other teeth replacement options simply cannot.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are embedded into the jawbone to actually replace the root of the missing tooth. With time, the bone heals around the dental implant to keep it in place, just as it would a natural tooth root.
If you’re looking to replace a single tooth, several teeth in a row, or even an entire upper or lower set of missing teeth, read on for five reasons why you’ll love dental implants. Then, give us a call at (251) 241-0890 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Whatley at our Mobile, AL office.
1. Dental Implants Offer Unmatched Security And Durability.
With partial dentures, traditional dentures, and other dental prosthetics, you have to worry about clasps, adhesives, and other connectors used to keep the prosthetic in your mouth. These things can cause some uncertainty about the security of your false teeth.
With dental implants, the artificial tooth root just becomes a part of you! That’s why many people say that a dental implant restored with a dental crown (which replaces the visible portion of a single missing tooth) is as close as you can get to a brand new tooth.
2. You’ll Be Able To Eat All Your Favorite Foods Again.
Although filling in the gaps with traditional dentures or another prosthetic will improve your ability to chew, nothing boosts your dental function quite like dental implants. In fact, dental implants can help you regain up to 99 percent of your normal bite force!
Plus, you won’t have to worry about whether or not your prosthetic can withstand a crisp apple or a thick-cut steak. Your dental implant is securely anchoring your dental prosthetic, so you’ll feel great no matter what’s on your plate.
And if your digestion and nutrition have suffered because your diet has been limited by missing teeth, you’ll see an improvement in your overall health with the help of dental implants!
3. Dental Implants Help Maintain A Youthful Appearance.
This is probably one benefit of dental implants that you weren’t expecting.
Dental prosthetics that rest on the gums — ones that don’t replace the root of the tooth — can lead to deterioration of the jawbone. That’s because if the jawbone is no longer supporting a tooth root, it is no longer working as hard as it used to. This leads to a loss of bone density, which can cause a sunken appearance to the face that ages you substantially.
But that’s not the case with dental implants, which help prevent jaw bone deterioration. The bone continues to support an artificial tooth root, so the jaw bone continues to be engaged. This helps the bone maintain its density and strength.
4. No Matter How Many Teeth You Have Missing, There’s A Dental Implant Solution For You.
One of the great things about dental implants is their versatility. No matter whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire set, you can leverage the power of dental implants to securely anchor a prosthetic.
Commonly, a dental implant is restored with a dental crown to replace a single missing tooth.
But dental implants can also anchor dental bridges, which replace a series of missing teeth. And if you’re missing all or most of your teeth, you can even anchor a set of removable dentures to dental implants to eliminate the need for denture adhesives!
5. They’re A Long-Lasting Solution.
In addition to their incredible security, dental implants are celebrated for their ability to last for years. In fact, with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime!
What’s more, dental implants don’t require any special care or upkeep. You just care for them as you would natural teeth: with regular brushing, flossing, and dental exams and cleanings.
Call Us Today For A Long-Lasting Solution For Missing Teeth
If you’re ready to enhance your appearance, increase your confidence, and improve your quality of life, consider Alabama Family Dental for your restorative dentistry needs.
Dr. Whatley has completed dental implant training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute and has earned a certification in advanced implant training. He’ll be able to help you decide whether dental implants are right for you so you can reclaim your smile.