There are many ways for an adult to lose a tooth, but the most common is gum disease. Teeth also come out due to infection or injury. In any of these cases, there will be no one standing next to you celebrating like there was when you lost your baby teeth. There will be no tooth fairy, and no special meals to make you feel better about not being able to chew. Instead, you are faced with the decision of which restoration would you like to purchase to restore your smile and chewing ability. We have the best solution for you with a dental implant, so continue reading to learn the many ways that an implant beats out the other restorations.
You might be familiar with some of the other restorations available to you, like a dental bridge. These are so tempting because the price tag feels a lot better, but what you don’t realize is that you will soon be paying that same price (possibly more) all over again. Other restorations will last, at most, about 15 years.
These other restorations rely on your adjacent teeth to remain stable, which can lead to damage for your healthy teeth (about 30% of the time). On top of all of that, these other restorations really don’t look that great in your mouth! You’ll often find a dark line along your gums, and it just doesn’t feel like a natural part of your smile. A dental implant changes all of these elements.
By now, you probably realize that a dental implant is more expensive, but that is because an implant will last for the rest of your life. That’s right. This is the only truly permanent restoration on the market!
In addition to lasting for a long time, a dental implant looks and feels completely natural! The implant itself is a titanium post that is inserted directly into your jawbone where it fuses to your bone, which is exactly what your natural tooth root does. The result is a stable foundation for a crown restoration that replaces the crown of your tooth. There will be no damage to your surrounding teeth!
Still, have questions about why a dental implant is the best restoration for you? Great! We would love to talk to you about it. Contact us today to set up a consultation or exam. We can’t wait to help you have the smile of your dreams with the help of a dental implant!