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5 Reasons You’ll Want to Replace Missing Teeth with a Dental Implant

5 Reasons You’ll Want to Replace Missing Teeth with a Dental Implant

Are you self-conscious about missing teeth? A dental implant is a tooth replacement solution that can literally save your smile. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is embedded in the jaw to secure a dental crown. This replaces your missing tooth and lets you smile with ease. See why so many people and dentists recommend this smile solution.

  1. Surprisingly Similar to Your Teeth
    One of the biggest reasons that people choose a dental implant is because it feels just like your natural teeth. The fact that a dental implant is embedded in the jawbone makes it just as secure as your other teeth. And with the convenience of same day dental implants, your smile can be greatly improved in a matter of hours. Once the tooth replacement has had a few months to fuse to your jaw, the dental implant will feel completely natural and allow you to smile, eat, and talk with total confidence.
  1. Longest-Lasting Solution for Tooth Replacement Options
    Dental implants offer a permanent tooth replacement option since they bond with your jawbone. This allows them to last more than 20 years with proper care and cleaning. In comparison, other options like removable dentures and bridgework typically need to be replaced or remade every few years. Even though the cost of dental implants is often higher than other options, their permanence makes dental implant costs more affordable in the long run.
  1. Will Not Affect the Health of Nearby Teeth
    A dental implant’s placement in the bone eliminates the need to stress the surrounding teeth. Yet other tooth replacement options must be supported by those teeth, which can cause them to weaken and decay. This can lead to the need for costly dental repairs and treatment, which is further proof of the value of the cost of dental implants. Plus, the need to depend on adjacent teeth makes other tooth replacements prone to slippage and discomfort, where a dental implant is comfortable and secure.
  1. Provides Protection from Later Bone Loss
    Did you know that tooth loss usually precedes the loss of dental bone? Without a tooth in place, the surrounding bone quickly diminishes. This can change the shape of your face and increase your risk for dental fractures, which are additional reasons why dental implant costs are worth it. But simply replacing missing teeth with a dental implant can stabilize your bone and help you avoid these awful problems. And choosing same day dental implants soon after you lose a tooth can reduce your risk completely because the tooth has been replaced in the bone.
  1. Same Care and Cleaning as Natural Teeth
    If you think that all tooth replacement options require special or tedious care, think again. That’s because a dental implant merely requires the same care and cleaning as your natural teeth. This just means brushing at least twice a day, flossing on a daily basis, and having regular dental check-ups and cleanings. In contrast, other tooth replacement options require soothing creams or soaking overnight, which are messy and inconvenient. But using the same good oral hygiene you use on natural teeth will keep your dental implant looking and lasting its best.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in New Haven, call Long Wharf Dental Group today at (203) 764-2386 or make an appointment.

Long Wharf Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in New Haven. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Long Wharf Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Long Wharf Dental Group.

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