Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are quite simply the best way to replace missing teeth. This is because this restorative treatment has an astounding 98{ae0611c61398a723bb752a5b6f0852b0940b9080f174fbc1b8674e4add2bbb03} success rate, and because they work and feel no different from the teeth you were born with. They are fixed permanently in your jaw, meaning that they are far more effective and long-lasting than other treatments like bridges and dentures.

A dental implant is a post made from titanium, which is a very strong metal. It is placed in your jawbone. Your jaw, after receiving the implant, needs time to heal – usually just a few months. Then, once the healing is complete, your dentist installs a crown over the post. The permanent nature of dental implants means that they will never slide or slip, and of course you do not have the same concerns that you do with dentures – taking them out at night, and running the risk of dropping and damaging them.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they will not contribute to bone loss in your jaw, the way dentures can. In fact, implants actually improve bone growth. That means that one of the more troubling effects of dentures – sagging in your face, resulting in a prematurely aged appearance – is not an issue.

Implants are also very durable. The only things that can harm your implants are the same issues you would have to consider with your natural teeth – the possibility of mouth trauma causing breakage, or gum disease. In the case of a broken crown, it can be replaced. And if you practice good oral hygiene and continue to have regular dental checkups, you can avoid gum disease.

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If you have missing or damaged teeth and would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, contact Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry. Our office is located at 3419 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243, and you can reach us at 205-967-9100. You can also use the link on our Contact Us page to request an appointment.

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