When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there is one option that stands far superior to the rest. Dental implants have long been considered the “gold standard” in restorative dentistry. While the upfront cost may be higher than traditional dentures or bridges, patients find that the long-term return on their investment far outweighs the initial sacrifice.
What makes dental implants so superior? Dental implants have the remarkable ability to mimic your natural teeth in function, feel and appearance. This is due to its unique design and surgical placement into the jawbone. Implants can be a permanent solution to a single missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth. Best of all, they offer the stability and confidence that patients deserve in their smile for years to come.
The Dental Implant Difference
Dental implants involve a small titanium screw that is surgically placed into your jawbone. The jaw needs to have adequate density and form to support the implant. Over time, through a process called osseointegration, the implant will fuse to the surrounding bone to form a strong artificial tooth root and foundation for your prosthetic tooth or teeth. Depending on your needs, a crown, denture, bridge or partial can be secured to dental implants and serve as your implant restoration.
The Unrivaled Benefits of Implant Dentistry
When compared to traditional dentures that rest on the gum line, dental implants are anchored into your jaw bone like real teeth. This key difference is what gives patients the following key advantages over other restorative dentistry options:
- Confidence in speaking, laughing and eating
- Dietary freedom (eat the hard-to-chew foods you love)
- Prevent bone loss (due to the stimulation your implants give your jaw bone)
- Youthful smile and facial structure
- Easy maintenance (cared for just like natural teeth)
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consult Today!
Are you a candidate for dental implants? Call Topsfield Smiles to find out. We love helping patients rebuild their smile after missing teeth. When it comes to getting dental implants, it is important to act sooner rather than later to prevent the need for bone grafting.