Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairhope, AL! Today, we would love to tell you about an amazing tooth replacement option that will not only be effective at helping you function properly, but also help you look your best! Let’s talk about what they are and why our patients love them.
Dental Implants Explained
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots designed to take the place of natural teeth that have been removed from the mouth. They are surgically inserted into the empty socket and allowed to fuse the jawbone (a process called osseointegration). By allowing the the implant and the jawbone to heal together, a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth is created. We then craft and place a replacement crown or other restoration on top of the implant. This setup effectively and authentic replaces the missing tooth.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth for a variety of reasons. Let’s talk today about the four major reasons why our patients love dental implants:
Reason #1: Dental implants will help you eat the foods you love.
Are you dealing with the idea of an impending extraction and are worried about how well you will be able to eat afterward? Dental implants are probably THE most effective replacement option as far as functionality goes. Because dental implants are imbedded directly into your gums, they act just like natural teeth when you chew. Once you are completely healed, there won’t be any pain or movement of the teeth when you eat. In fact, they are almost 100 percent as strong as natural teeth and will allow you to eat whatever you want with no problem at all!
While removable dentures are certainly a good tooth replacement option for some people, they simply don’t offer the strength and stability for eating that dental implants do. If you want to be able to eat the foods you love and never have to worry about your teeth staying in place again, consider dental implants. Even if you have removable dentures now, we can secure them using implants so that you can enjoy this amazing benefit too.
Reason #2: Dental implants will help you maintain a healthy smile.
Dental implants are probably the healthiest tooth replacement option for two reason: 1) They discourage jawbone deterioration, and 2) They are easy to keep clean. Did you know that when you lose a tooth, your jawbone begins to deteriorate because it has nothing to hold on to? Removable dentures do not solve this problem. Dental implant do, however, because they become a permeant part of your jaw. The bone tissue hangs onto the implant just like it is a natural tooth.
Dental implants are also really easy to maintain and keep clean. This means there is less of a chance that you develop gum disease. While removable dentures sometimes tend to collect debris and bacteria underneath them, dental implants do not and are able to simply be brushed and flossed like normal.
Reason #4: Dental implants are beautiful and authentic-looking.
Want to look your best? At Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry, we craft all of our restorations to look as natural as possible. That means that your dental implants will look just like natural teeth in your mouth! We take your size, color, and shape specifications into account to help you get the most authentic look possible. If you want to avoid fake-looking teeth, this is a great option for you.
Reason #5: Dental implants will increase your confidence.
Want to simply feel great about your smile? Dental implants will give you the confidence you need to enjoy your life! You can count on their beautiful appearance and top-quality functionality to help you go about your day. Knowing that your smile is healthy, beautiful, and functional is key to feeling great about yourself.
Make An Appointment
Want to learn more or even get started? You can reach our Fairhope, AL dental team by calling 251-210-7142. You can also request an appointment using our online contact form. We would be happy to help you find a date and time that works well with your personal schedule.