If you have a gap in your smile, you’ve probably been looking for solutions. You might have considered dentures, but they come with a learning curve. Or you might have explored bridges, but they need to be replaced periodically.
Don’t stop your research until you get to dental implants. These restorations are different because they are rooted into your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. As a result, they provide significant benefits over the other options.
At Advanced Dental Care of East Texas in Jasper, Texas, Eric R. Koch, DDS, specializes in dental implants. Here are four benefits of choosing this option.
Other replacement teeth options — dentures, in particular — can slide around in your mouth. In fact, most people have trouble talking and eating with new dentures. While you’ll adjust to them after a learning period, the process still takes time.
Alternatively, dental implants feel just like your natural teeth. There’s no adjustment period with this tooth replacement option.
Bridges and dentures need to be replaced every so often. Dental implants, on the other hand, are permanent. In fact, if you maintain optimal at-home oral hygiene and schedule regular cleanings at our office, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Losing your tooth — or being told that it needs to come out — is news nobody wants to hear. But with implants, you’ll replace your teeth and never have to worry about them again.
Because dental implants get rooted just like your natural teeth, they feel natural. You won’t need to change how you eat or talk. Nobody will be able to tell they aren’t natural. You can have peace of mind when you smile while meeting new people or posing in family photos.
To take care of your implants, just brush and floss as usual. Just make sure that you are brushing beneath the attached crown. We can give you an interdental brush to make it easier. Every decade or so, our team might need to replace the crown that attaches to the implant, but that is an easy and pain-free process.
If you want a permanent solution that looks and feels like a natural tooth, there’s no better choice than dental implants. To find out if they’re right for you, call our office or book your visit online today.