Losing teeth can make patients self-conscious, embarrassed and even afraid to visit their dentist. However, there is nothing to fear, and everything to gain! Dental implants are a safe way to replace missing teeth—whether one tooth or multiple teeth. If you’re tired of dentures and want natural-like teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Here’s why you should consider dental implants:
- Lifetime durability: Let’s start with the best reason: dental implants can truly last a lifetime. There are of course other ways to replace teeth, but many of these options will need to be replaced —possibly even every five to ten years. Implants are actually the only long-term solution.
- Normal functionality: Some of the other tooth replacement options such as dentures, partials, or flippers can leave you aware that there is “something” inside of your mouth. You may feel self-conscious when eating or smiling, and they can hamper your day-to-day life. Dental implants mimic real teeth, to perfection. Implants allow you to eat, speak and care for them just as you would your regular teeth. Furthermore, no one will ever know you have implants rather than your natural teeth.
- Protect your jaw: If you lose a tooth, the gap between your teeth is not your only concern. Empty spaces inside of your mouth can leave the now-unprotected jawbone vulnerable to infection or damage. Dental implants provide the additional benefit of promoting new bone growth in these spaces, ensuring that your jawbone maintains its integrity, no matter what damage has occurred to your teeth.
- High success rate: Dental implant surgery boasts an incredibly high success rate. Instances where dentists have to modify the implant are extremely rare. This means once you’ve recovered from implant surgery, you can eat, drink, chew and speak as if you had natural teeth. Of course, you’ll still need follow-up appointments, and maintain a good oral health routine.
Dr. Mike, and the team at Cleveland Implant Institute will ensure you are relaxed and comfortable during the entire procedure. We understand patients are nervous and some are reluctant, but we pride ourselves in creating an environment where every patient feels welcome and safe. Dental implants are a wonderful option for most patients who have lost a tooth, or many teeth. Dr. Mike would be happy to discuss if implants are a viable option for you! Call us at Cleveland Implant Institute today.