If you are considering visiting an implant dentist, you have probably experienced a severely broken tooth or recently had a tooth extracted. A dental implant is the next best thing to your original tooth. Stable and strong, a dental implant provides you with a replacement tooth that fits, feels, functions, and looks like a natural tooth. Alternatives like bridges or dentures can cause bone deterioration and may cause problems with smiling, eating, speaking, and other activities related to your teeth and mouth.
One great thing about dental implants is that they are built to last, making them an excellent cost-effective solution for the long-term. If you get a dental bridge, it will only last up to seven years or so and need replacing after that point, and your expenses can mount over time. Although your implant may require a periodic readjustment, it should last a lifetime when placed correctly and properly cared for.
When you have a dental implant installed by our experienced implant dentist, you can enjoy your life without constantly worrying about your teeth. You will not have to feel uncomfortable in public, stay at home, or be embarrassed due to your smile. You will also not have to worry, like those with removable dentures do, that they may fall out when talking, eating, or laughing.
One other benefit to dental implants is that they help you keep your natural facial shape and smile. If you have missing teeth, you can lose bone in your jaw, leading to unpleasant facial changes. Having a dental implant puts pressure on the jawbone below, strengthening the bone and preventing facial sagging.
Eating and Chewing
If you have a dental implant, you can keep eating your favorite foods. You will be able to bite into food naturally and eat almost anything you did before. Unlike uncomfortable dentures, you can enjoy the complete taste of your favorite foods that you eat with dental implants.
Implants Protect Healthy Teeth
If you have a dental bridge installed, it requires grinding down adjacent teeth. Your healthy modified teeth are affixed to the bridge. Dental implants are placed inside your jawbone where the original tooth’s root was, which will cause no damage to healthy teeth. They can also keep neighboring teeth from shifting into an empty space nearby.
Make an Appointment Today
If you have missing teeth or are planning to have a tooth extracted, you may want to set up an appointment with our talented implant dentist at Implant Dentistry of Virginia to preserve your smile and keep your facial structure intact. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Virginia Beach!