5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, you have several options for replacing them. You could consider full or partial dentures, or a dental bridge. These are reasonably economical ways of restoring functionality. However, there are many good reasons to consider dental implants as the best option.

  1. Implants Last a Long Time

Actually, you might as well say that they are permanent, and this is definitely one of the best reasons to consider dental implants. Implants require no more care than your natural teeth – regular cleaning and checkups to make sure that you do not develop gum disease. Properly cared for, you can expect to have your dental implants for the rest of your life.

  1. No Decay

The implants themselves are made from titanium, and the crowns that are supported by the implants are made from dental porcelain. Man-made materials, of course, will not decay. Also, implants place no stress on any adjacent natural teeth that you may still have, so the risk of erosion causing decay in your natural teeth is reduced.

  1. Just Like Real Teeth

Another of the best reasons to consider dental implants is that they are fully functional and completely natural-looking. Because they are permanently in place, you never have to worry about slipping or sliding.

  1. Implants Preserve the Jawbone and Remaining Teeth

When the jaw has no teeth to support, it begins to lose bone. If the teeth are not replaced soon after they are lost, it could be difficult to install implants without bone grafting. Implants, unlike dentures, actually encourage bone growth in the jaw. So, if you require only a few implants, you can feel confident that your remaining teeth will not suffer due to bone loss. Additionally, they will not try to shift toward the gaps caused by your missing teeth – this could lead to a bad bite.

  1. Appearance

Your teeth have a great deal to do with the way your face looks. If you have missing teeth, your face can begin to sag, and cause you to look prematurely aged. Replacing your missing teeth quite simply helps you to look younger for longer.

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To learn more about the reasons to consider dental implants, or to arrange a consultation, call us at 631-589-2600. Dr. Al Berger’s dentist office is located near Bayport, NY. You can also request an appointment by using the form on our Contact Us page.

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