Believe it or not, the loss of permanent teeth is more common than most realize. Most adults are missing at least one permanent tooth and that number climbs to about six teeth after we’re 50. There are several options available for replacing permanent teeth, but dental implants are one of the most common and most successful.
Besides excellent aesthetics and functionality, here are some of the other benefits of dental implants:
Stability: When you lose a permanent tooth, the surrounding teeth become less stable and can start to shift out of place. Dental implants will stabilize these teeth and prevent them from shifting or falling out themselves.
Longevity: Dental implants are meant to be a permanent solution to missing teeth. Dental crowns typically last about 10-15 years but dental implants are designed to last 20 years or more. Dental implants can cost quite a bit up front, but they could save you money in the long run because of their longevity.
Natural Look: There might not be a better way to maintain a natural-looking smile than my replacing missing teeth with dental implants. These implants are meant to look like the teeth they’re replacing and often time can’t be differentiated from real teeth.
Prevent Jaw Atrophy: When your mouth is missing a tooth to support your jaw begins atrophy and this can cause replacement of these missing teeth to become impossible without procedures such as bone grafting.
Cavity-Free: Perhaps the best part of dental implants is that they will not get cavities. They are made of titanium and will not decay or erode in your mouth.