Have you lost or damaged teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease? Or maybe you lost or broke a tooth in a sports injury or auto accident? Dental implants can be a good choice for tooth replacement for adults of all ages, no matter how your teeth were lost or damaged. Implants can also be used for adolescents, once facial growth and development has been completed — generally around age 16 for girls, and age 18 for boys.
4 Reasons to Get Dental Implants
Dental implants have many advantages over other tooth replacement alternatives such as dentures and bridges. Here are four that Drs. Carole and Robin Thoman of Paradox Dental Center in Indianapolis, IN wants to make you aware of.
1. Dental Implants Function Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants feel, look, fit and function as if they were healthy, natural teeth. They’re so comfortable you may forget they’re not your natural teeth once the implant site is fully healed.. They are cleaned by brushing and flossing just like your natural teeth with no need to remove them for cleaning as you do with dentures. Implants also help you retain your natural face shape and smile by preventing teeth from moving.
2. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are built to last. A dental implant that is used cautiously and properly cared for can last decades. Many other options such as dental bridges and dentures, need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years due to wear and tear. This means that, although implants cost more up front, you will not need to pay to replace them as often as bridges and dentures and you’ll spend less money and time at the dentist’s office.
3. Implants Are Secure In Your Mouth
Your dental implants will be securely embedded in your jaw bone, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures can. You may 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 smile after losing one or more teeth can lead to the erosion of gum tissue and jawbone which can cause teeth to shift. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that bonds with the existing bone tissue and stimulates new growth, preventing shifting teeth and shrinking mouths. Also, dental implants do not require that adjacent teeth be stripped of enamel so that bridges can be anchored or partial dentures to be attached.
Dental Implants in Indianapolis, IN
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in learning if dental implants can help restore your teeth, the team at Paradox Dental Center in Indianapolis, IN are ready to help. Please call us at (317) 325-8612 or schedule a consultation online today!