Are you missing teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease? Or maybe a sports injury or auto accident cost you a tooth or two? Dental implants are a good option for adults of all ages, no matter how you lost your missing teeth. Implants can also be a viable choice for adolescents, once the growth and development of their faces have completed -generally around age 16 for girls and age 18 for boys.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer many advantages over other replacement alternatives for teeth such as dentures and bridges. Here are four perks that Dr. Perkins and Dr. Barth of Perkins Dentistry in Dunnellon FL wants to make sure you are aware of.
- Dental implants look, feel, fit and function as if they were healthy, natural teeth. You will probably forget that they’re not your natural teeth once the implant site is fully healed. You’ll brush them and floss around them just like you do your natural teeth and they’ll never need to come out for cleaning like dentures. Implants also help you retain your natural face shape and smile.
- Dental implants are made to last. Implants that are properly cared for can last many decades. While, other options such as dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years, implants will still be going strong. This means that, although implants require you to pay more up front, you will not need to pay to replace them as often as other options. This also means you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
- Your dental implants will be surgically implanted in your jaw bone, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures can. Most people also feel that their speech is more natural with dental implants. With dental implants, you’ll be able to smile, talk, laugh and eat with the same confidence as before you lost teeth.
- Implants protect existing facial bone and promote the growth of healthy jaw bone tissue. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can cause jaw bone to deteriorate and the shape of your mouth to change. No other tooth replacement option stimulates new bone growth while preventing further bone loss. Having dental implants embedded as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants do not require that adjacent teeth be ground down for the anchoring of attachment of bridges or partial dentures.
Dental Implants in Dunnellon, FL
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your teeth, Dr. Perkins and his team at Perkins Dentistry in Dunnellon FL are ready to help. Please call us at (352) 440-5827 or schedule a consultation online today!