If you’re missing one or more teeth, tooth implants could be the perfect solution. At Sanchez Dental, we strive to find the perfect treatment for every individual client we see. Not every patient will be a good candidate for dental implants, but for those who are, the results can be dramatic.
Advantages of Tooth Implants
Your natural teeth are held in place by their roots, which connect to the jaw bone. These roots are sheltered and padded by the gums. An implant works in much the same way, planting a metal root in the bone of your jaw and using it as the anchor for a false tooth. These lead to implants having some definite advantages over other types of tooth replacements, such as dentures:
- They are mostly permanent. With good oral hygiene and care, an implant can last several decades or even a lifetime.
- They look totally natural. No one will be able to tell from looking at you that your teeth are not real.
- They feel like your teeth. Since the implant is affixed to your jaw, you can bite and chew with them just as you would your natural teeth.
- They can be installed without harming surrounding teeth. A dental bridge anchored to an existing tooth requires enamel to be scraped from that tooth. If you have an implant, or use an implant to anchor a bridge, you don’t have to worry about damaging the enamel of your other teeth.
Dental implants can even promote bone health by stimulating growth and regeneration in your jaw.
Are There Any Drawbacks to Implants?
No treatment is 100% effective for every patient, and tooth implants are no different. Some patients are not a good candidate for implants, either due to a loss of bone density or the presence of advanced gum deterioration. Additionally, patients may find the cost of implants prohibitive, although Sanchez Dental offers affordable financing options to offset this concern.
Ultimately, the decision of whether implants are right for you is one you should make with your dentist. You can call us to schedule a consultation and assess your unique situation. From there, we’ll be able to develop a treatment plan that will fit your needs.
Wondering if dental implants are right for you?
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