Have you lost teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease? Perhaps you lost a tooth in a sports injury or auto accident? No matter the cause, lost teeth can be replaced by dental implants for adults of all ages, making them a smart choice for tooth restoration. Implants can also be a viable option for adolescents, once facial growth and development has been completed — generally around age 16 for girls, and age 18 for boys.
4 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
Dental implants have many advantages over other tooth replacement alternatives such as dentures and bridges. Here are four that Dr. Leah Romay of Baltimore Dental Co. in Glyndon, MD wants to make you aware of.
1. Dental Implants Function Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants feel, look, fit and function as if they were your own healthy, natural teeth. They’re so comfortable you might even forget you have them once the implant site is fully healed. You’ll brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth with no need to remove them for cleaning like dentures. They also help you retain the natural shape of your mouth.
2. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are made to last many decades if cared for properly. Many other options such as dental bridges and dentures may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years due to wear and tear. This means that, although implants cost more up front, you will not need to pay to replace them as often as other options and you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s office and over your lifetime, less money.
3. Implants Are Secure In Your Mouth
Your dental implants will be permanently embedded in your jaw bone, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures sometimes do. You’ll also find that your speech is more natural with dental implants. You’ll be able to smile, talk, laugh and eat without worrying about embarrassing mishaps with dental implants..
4. Implants Help Preserve and Protect Your Jawbone
Implants protect facial bone and healthy teeth. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to the deterioration of jawbone tissue or other problems. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates new bone growth and prevents further bone loss. Having dental implants placed as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants do not need adjacent teeth to be ground down for bridges to be anchored or partial dentures to be attached, preserving the health of your natural teeth.
Dental Implants in Glyndon, MD
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your teeth, Dr. Romay and her team at Baltimore Dental Co. in Glyndon, MD are ready to help. Please call us at 410.220.4680 or schedule a consultation online today!