Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can have crowns attached to them in order to replace missing teeth. Implants are the best way to replace teeth because you are fixing now only the cosmetic issue of having a gap in your smile, but you are ensuring that your jaw bone does not deteriorate. When the jaw bone is not stimulated through the biting and chewing of the teeth that is felt through the root of the tooth, the bone will lose density. This can change the shape of your face and jaw. There are many other problems that stem from missing teeth, but how do you know if a dental implant is right for you?
Dental implants are the most natural looking way to replace your teeth. Because they act just like real teeth roots by adhering to the jaw bone, Charleston dental implants can ensure that your face does not lose its shape and that your gums are prone to infection due to holes being left from teeth being extracted or falling out. The crowns that are placed on top of the dental implants are also customized to match surrounding teeth in color and shape. No one can tell that your teeth are not real!
A popular alternative to dental implants is dentures. Dentures can be more affordable but there are many problems that come along with them included changes in speech, the instability that leads to slipping and sliding, maintenance, not to mention that dentures do nothing to replace the tooth root. The maintenance required of dentures is also a hassle which makes dental implants the better option. Dentures have to be cleaned and soaked in particular ways while dental implants can be brushed like regular teeth. You also must have dentures remade as your mouth and gums change shape. This can be a considerable cost over time, especially for patients with full denture sets.
If you’re ready to hear more about how a dental implant can restore your smile and change your life, contact Solomon Dentistry today!