There are many reasons why people lose teeth. Injuries, gum disease, or other problems can affect our oral health, causing missing teeth. Did you know that it’s important to replace missing teeth, as it can affect the underlying jawbone and cause bone loss. Dental implants are a great choice for adults who have lost teeth to restore their smiles and protect their oral health.
Dr. Nicholas F. Gardner offers dental implants in his Gouverneur NY dentist office for patients who are looking for an effective, long-lasting tooth replacement treatment.
1. Dental Implants Function Like Natural Teeth
Implants feel, function, fit, and look just like natural teeth. Once the implant site is fully healed, you won’t even know you have an artificial tooth, and no one will be able to tell! You can do everything you can do with your natural teeth, and they require no additional cleaning beyond your regular oral hygiene routine.
2. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are built to last. Implants that are properly cared for can last many decades. Many other options such as dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years. This means that, although implants cost more up front, you will not need to pay to replace them as often as other options and you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s office.
3. Implants Are Secure In Your Mouth
Your dental implants will be embedded in your jaw bone, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures can. You’ll also find that your speech is more natural with dental implants. With dental implants, you’ll be able to smile, talk, laugh and eat with confidence.
4. Implants Help Preserve and Protect Your Jawbone
Implants protect facial bone and healthy teeth. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration or other issues. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates new bone growth and prevents further bone loss. Having dental implants placed as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants do not need adjacent teeth to be ground down for bridges to be anchored or partial dentures to be attached.
Dental Implants in Gouverneur, NY
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your teeth, Dr. Gardner and his team in Gouverneur, NY are ready to help. Please call us at (315) 203-1772 or schedule a consultation online today!