5 Reasons Dental Implants are right for you
When you lose one or more teeth, dental implants are a popular option to help you regain the look and function of your missing teeth. These artificial roots are small metal posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. They fuse to the surrounding bone after a few months, and then an artificial tooth or teeth is attached.
The following are 5 reasons why dental implants at Waterloo Smiles may be right for you:
- They look and feel real like your real teeth.
Since dental implants are inserted into your jawbone, the artificial teeth they’re attached to look and function like your natural teeth. You can eat and chew normally as well as brush and floss as you usually do.
- Implants can last a lifetime.
If you maintain good brushing and flossing habits and visit your dental office regularly, your implants may last for decades or even a lifetime. Other factors, such as whether you chew on especially crunchy items or if you smoke, can also affect the longevity of your dental implants.
- They can help you avoid facial sagging.
When you have missing teeth, the lower third of your face can change in appearance over time. You may have excess wrinkles around your mouth, thinning lips and a more pointed chin, all of which can make you look older than you really are. Dental implants can prevent this from happening.
- Implants can prevent bone loss.
Normally, your jawbone is stimulated when you bite or chew, but this fails to happen where you have a missing tooth. Your jawbone starts to deteriorate about six months after you lose a tooth. Since dental implants at Waterloo Smiles act as artificial tooth roots, they help stimulate and preserve your jawbone.
- They protect your adjacent teeth.
The gap left by a missing tooth can cause problems for the teeth that surround it. Adjacent teeth can shift toward the gap, negatively affecting your bite and ability to chew as well as your appearance. This can make replacing your tooth more difficult.
Please drop us a line by calling or fill out our contact form to learn more about your options if you have missing teeth. Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, dental implants at Waterloo Smiles may be a good solution.