Choose Dental Implants for Permanent Tooth Replacement

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Dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement method that effectively mimics both the functionality and appearance of a natural tooth. While other teeth replacement methods such as partial dentures or bridges may cost less initially, the expense of fixing oral health issues associated with these options will start to add up.

How dental implants measure up

These artificial teeth are the only tooth replacement option that upholds the density of the jawbone while offering a natural-looking tooth. Temporary methods such as partial dentures may be cheaper, but they are not as effective nor as long-lasting and permanent as dental implants. Dentures need to be replaced fairly frequently, and when they begin to wear down, the patient must purchase denture adhesive to keep the device in place.

Bridges are dental appliances that rely on the support of adjacent teeth to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. They work by reshaping and preparing the tooth on one side of a missing tooth and placing a crown on the tooth connected to a floating crown. The floating crown fills the gap of the missing tooth. Partial dentures are held in place by the gum tissue and mouth muscles. As you can see, neither of these options utilize the jawbone for support.

When the jawbone is not being used, the face can take on a sunken appearance as the jaw begins to deteriorate from disuse. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement method that preserves the jawbone and maintains the shape of the face.

Dental implants are different. The post of the implant acts as the new tooth root, interacting and fusing with the jawbone. Unlike fixed dental bridges, the other teeth do not need to be prepared ahead of the procedure. The gap for the missing tooth is filled, and that is all.

Dental implants are built to last

Besides upholding the integrity of oral health, dental implants very rarely need to be replaced. Dental implants almost never fail, and have a success rate of 98%.

Another advantage implants have over other teeth replacement options is the fact that they can last a lifetime with proper care. Although dental implants do cost more initially, they save patients money in the long run. Implants are built to last and to be treated like natural teeth. That means there are no further costs associated with maintaining them outside of using toothpaste, floss and a toothbrush. Brush and floss them like natural teeth, and your implants should last for decades.

Keep in mind that the crown of the implant can still be damaged like natural teeth. Avoid chewing on ice, using your teeth as a tool and grinding your teeth to ensure the longevity of your dental implant.

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Dental implant surgery is an excellent option for those who have lost teeth. These prosthetic teeth completely and fully replace a missing tooth or a tooth that needs extraction. There are so many reasons dental implants are the most trusted choice by both dentists and patients alike. To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, call our office to set up a consultation appointment.

Request an appointment here: https://www.northtampadentistry.com or call North Tampa Dentistry at (813) 430-0933 for an appointment in our Tampa office.

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