When it comes to removing a missing tooth there is no shortage of options. Inside a smile there are plenty of ways to fill a void. But in Hendersonville, NC, dental implants come with some outstanding advantages that you need to remember.
- Practically a New Tooth
The implant actually acts as an artificial tooth root which is implanted surgically into the jaw bone. After the implant has gone through the osseointegration process, an abutment and crown are placed on top. A tooth’s entire structure gets replaced instead of just what you see. This is essential to keeping your jaw bone strong and preserving your facial structure.
- Outstanding Longevity
Most dental restorations last as long as ten to twenty years. That might not sound like a long time, but if you’re young, that means you might only need to have your implants replaced a few times over your entire life. They last for decades, since implants fuse with the jaw bone. Some patients implants even last them the rest of their lives.
- Restored Chewing Power
Dental implants are extremely reliable. So you won’t have to watch what you’re eating like with other restorations. Dental Implants can enhance your chewing power allowing you to chew and talk just like natural teeth.
- Protection for Other Teeth
Teeth are always eager to move and shift around. The fact that they are all side by side keeps this from happening. But, when a gap develops, the other teeth may be sliding around to make up for the extra space. A dental implant stays wherever it belongs.
- Protection for Jaw Bone
Dental implants also help to maintain and secure your jaw bone. Without your tooth’s root stimulating your jawbone, it will start to deteriorate. This will cause your face to appear to have a sunken look over time. Implants help you keep your aesthetic more youthful for a longer period of time.
Contact Us Right Away
Dr. David S. Krishingner and the dental team of Water Oak Dental Group is here to help you get the smile you want and need. Contact us at our Brevard, NC location to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krishingner to see if a dental implant as a tooth replacement is right for you.