When choosing tooth replacement options, aesthetics is often an immediate concern. Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we also remind our clients that there’s more to aesthetics when deciding on tooth-replacement solutions. One important thing to consider is the long-term consequences of your tooth replacement choice.
When closely examined, the following long-term benefits of dental implants trump the benefits of other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges:
1. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that can prevent bone resorption.
Bone resorption (your jawbone wears away after tooth loss as tooth roots are no longer available to serve as anchor) has been shown to continue its progress despite replacement via bridges and dentures.
2. Dental implants offer the least amount of impact on surrounding teeth.
This has to do with implants requiring no support from surrounding structures to function. Dental bridges, on the other hand, require crowns from your adjacent teeth to be able to stand on its own.
3. Dental implants allow you to eat and chew better, resulting in better nutritional intake and health on your end.
4. Dental implants are similar in structure to your natural teeth. Thus, it is easier to care for them, no need to adhere to certain dental routines apart from brushing and flossing.
If you are interested about dental implants as a tooth replacement option, an initial consultation with your dentist should be in order! Call us at 478.923.0232 or fill out this contact request form to set up an initial consultation. We look forward to your visit!