If you’ve ever lost any of your teeth- either due to a necessary extraction, or as a result of an accident or injury- you may as a result feel more self-conscious or have a more difficult time chewing. At the very least, it will likely be uncomfortable for you in one way or another. The good news is, dental implants can provide the solution you need. Here are just 3 benefits of dental implants you should consider.
1.) They help to preserve the health and appearance of your mouth.
When you don’t replace missing teeth, it can leave the surrounding areas of your mouth more vulnerable to dental issues. Without the stability your tooth once provided, surrounding teeth may be more likely to move out of place. This not only can affect the appearance of your smile, but could open the way for further problems. Dental implants can help to keep the rest of your teeth in place, provide protection for your gums, and help to prevent bone deterioration. Cosmetically, implants will make your smile more beautiful and will have no negative impact on your facial structure or symmetry.
2.) You maintain them the same way as your teeth.
Just as dental implants and teeth are both used to chew, you simply care for your dental implants the same way as your teeth- by brushing and flossing twice daily, along with regular exams and cleanings. When possible, we want to provide a solution without any more maintenance than how you should normally care for your mouth.
3.) They are a long-lasting solution.
By caring for your implants the right way, as we discussed above, they can last you a long time. Some have lasted over 20 years! Permanent solutions like these can save you both problems and money.
Dr. McNeely is experienced with providing dental implants as well as other solutions that can protect your smile and dental health. Please contact us for a consultation.