If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you are not alone. About 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one permanent tooth and another 40 million have lost all of their teeth. While many people replace their missing teeth with dentures or dental bridges, a growing number of patients are turning to dental implants. This is especially true in urban areas, where patients have greater access to advanced tooth restoration services. The good news is that Bellissima Dental Boutique now offers dental implants Fayetteville residents can rely on for a lifetime of smiles.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution to missing teeth. Compared with dentures and bridges that often need replacing – which can be costly – today’s dental implants offer the most reliable, cost-effective and long-lasting approach to tooth replacement.
While millions of Americans use dentures or dental bridges to replace their missing teeth, many are turning to dental implants. Why? Because dental implants provide a number of benefits over dentures and bridges. Dentures can slip and slide (or even fall out), and make it difficult to speak clearly. Dental bridges require shaving down the two abutment teeth on either side of the missing tooth so that they can support the bridge. Both dentures and bridges can limit your food choices out of concern that you will break them.
Getting dental implants may be easier than you think. After the initial consultation, you’ll come into our office to receive your implants. During the procedure, our dentist will place metal posts into your jawbone. Through a natural process known as osseointegration, the titanium in the dental implant fuses with the bone to create a strong, permanent anchor for your replacement teeth. Our dentist will place a temporary crown on the implant.
After a few months, osseointegration is complete and you are ready for the replacement crowns that look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Every year, more than half a million people replace missing teeth with dental implants, and for good reason – dental implants provide a wide variety of benefits that conventional dentures and dental bridges just can’t match.
The implant is essentially a new tooth root that holds the replacement tooth in place. You can replace just one tooth or get full mouth dental implants to replace all of your teeth. You can even get implant-secured dentures, which use sturdy metal posts to support removable dentures.
Biting and chewing food causes pressure that travels down the tooth and into the root; the pressure stimulates growth of bone tissue in your jawbone. When you are missing a tooth, your jawbone does not get the stimulation it needs to maintain its strength. Implants function like natural tooth roots to stimulate bone growth and strength.
Your teeth and jaws help create the shape of your face. Missing teeth and bone loss can change how your face looks. Implants can help maintain the natural shape of your face.
Dental implants require a one-time investment to create permanent tooth replacement. Bridges and dentures, on the other hand, may need replacing ever 7 to 15 years. While the dental implant cost is more on the front end, it is a lifetime tooth replacement.
Shaded and custom-shaped, dental implants are permanent dentures that look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
Dental implants, unlike natural teeth, never decay or get cavities. What’s more, you can brush your dental implants just like the rest of your teeth, whereas dental bridges and conventional dentures require special care.
Interested in denture implants? Call Bellissima Dental Boutique to schedule your consultation.