Every day, dental implants are changing lives around the country. If you have missing teeth, dental implants revitalize your smile, restore your oral functionality, and maintain the integrity of your oral structure. Besides, dental implants rejuvenate your confidence in every aspect of your life, from dating, career to everyday happiness.
At Hunt Valley Dental, Dr. Thomas Rhodes is a huge proponent of dental implants. And rightly so because implants are the king of tooth replacements. Why do we say so? Dental implants carry the unique benefits listed below over other tooth restorations.
For sure, bridges and dentures are capable tooth replacements, but they need replacements after a certain period. The same can’t be said of dental implants — they can last for life if installed well and maintained properly.
Ever seen a dental implant on someone? We don’t think so because it’s so natural-looking you can’t distinguish it from other teeth! Besides looks, dental implants function like your natural teeth. This way, you can eat virtually anything you want — no dietary restrictions.
Without a natural tooth to stimulate the jawbone, bone atrophy only takes a few months to start setting in. Thankfully, dental implants promote jawbone growth. How? Bone deterioration doesn’t occur since the implant post stimulates the jawbone, just like your natural teeth.
Taking care of dental implants is no different from maintaining your natural teeth. You don’t need special techniques to keep your dental implants healthy. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting a dentist twice a year is enough to see your implants last for life.
Dental implants are stand-alone tooth replacements that don’t compromise the health of the adjacent teeth. That might not be the case of tooth replacements like bridges, which depend on the nearby teeth for support.
Want to replace your missing teeth in Hunt Valley, MD? Please dial (410) 705-2111 to schedule a consultation with Hunt Valley Dental. Dr. Rhodes and the team install natural-looking and highly-functional dental implants to restore your teeth.