Dental implants are the number one recommended way to fix gaps in your smile. They offer long term health and aesthetic benefits that traditional dentures and dental bridges do not. Dr. Greg Reece is an implant specialist in Charlotte, NC that has helped many patients with missing and damaged teeth.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Thousands of people in Charlotte find dental implants to be the ideal choice for the health of their mouth. Below are some of the biggest benefits of getting dental implants.
- Built to last. Dental implants can last a lifetime if you take care of them properly.
- Reduce self-consciousness. Dental implants look just like real teeth, no one will know your secret but you!
- Retain your natural face shape and smile. Gaps from missing teeth can make your mouth look sunken-in, but a tooth implant will help you maintain its shape.
- Protect bone health. Empty spaces in your gums leads to breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria, which can compromise the health of your jaw in the long run.
- No dentures. Keeping your missing teeth in a cup can grow old; but with an implant, you will never need to worry about misplacing your teeth again.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Prevents Bone Loss
An implant-supported dental restoration is the only option that replaces the tooth at the root. The missing root structure will cause the bone to slowly deteriorate. However, a tooth implant will provide enough stimulation for the bone to regenerate. Bone loss in the jaw can actually change your facial structure making you appear years older.
Allows Healthy Teeth to Remain In-tact
A dental bridge can replace one or more teeth. However, this solution requires damaging and reducing the surrounding teeth. Your dentist will need to prepare the two teeth on both sides of the gap to support the entire bridge. With teeth implants, we will only replace the teeth that are missing and healthy teeth are left unharmed.
You Can Eat a Greater Variety of Food
Other tooth replacement options will come with food restrictions. This is because they are not as stable as natural teeth and chewing certain foods can be hard. Dentures require you to eat softer foods that are easy to chew. Restorations held in place with teeth implants are more durable and stable. You can use greater bite force while chewing. This opens up the variety of foods you can choose to eat.
Dentures can sometimes slip around in the mouth causing slurred speech. On the other hand, dental implants will hold it securely in place. Therefore, you will not need to worry about slurred speech or the denture slipping. They provide the most natural feeling and functioning solution for missing teeth.
If you take good care of your implants and remain in good overall health, they should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing every day and follow any special instructions for your prosthesis. Most importantly, you should visit the dentist regularly for a cleaning and a checkup. We recommend visiting our Charlotte, NC dentist office twice a year.
Best Overall Replacement Option
Dental implant-supported restorations will allow you to live a more normal life. They are the next best thing to natural teeth since they look, feel, and function similarly. Implant-supported repairs will reduce the stresses that come along with wearing dentures, damaging surrounding teeth to support a bridge, and being in embarrassing situations when your prosthesis is shifting around.
Schedule a Consultation with our Implant Dentist
Learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit your life. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Greg Reece today. Implants provide a permanent, secure, and completely functional solution to tooth loss.
They will also support healthy bone growth in the jaw to maintain your natural appearance and profile. These are benefits other solutions cannot provide! Get started on your dental implant journey today by calling Dentistry of the Queen City at 704-486-8911 or you can also request and appointment online.