Why Choose Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement?

Explore the Benefits of Dental Implants

When considering tooth replacement options you’ll soon discover there’s no better solution than dental implants. Unlike traditional restorations such as conventional bridges and dentures, implants are directly anchored to the jawbone for a secure fit.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that takes advantage of osseointegration, a process in which the jawbone fuses with the implant fixture. It’s this process that provides many of the benefits that implants offer.

People often choose dental implants for tooth replacement because they:

Restore Full Function

Traditional tooth loss solutions can slip out of place making it difficult to chew hard or sticky foods. But because dental implants are secured to the jawbone, they restore your ability to chew foods that may have been previously off-limits.

Provide a Safe and Long Lasting Solution

Dental implants have a high success rate compared to other tooth restoration options and are very long lasting. In fact, your implant fixture can last a lifetime if cared for properly.

Your tooth restoration–single crown, multi-tooth bridge, or full denture–can be replaced from time to time to refresh the appearance of your smile.

Improve your Appearance

Your tooth restoration will be designed to blend in with your natural teeth, creating a rejuvenated appearance. In addition, because dental implants take the place of the natural tooth’s roots they stimulate jawbone growth, preventing premature wrinkling and the sunken facial appearance that is common in people who are missing many or all of their teeth.

Boost Your Confidence

When you replace missing teeth with dental implants, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence knowing that your restorations will always stay in place and look amazing. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or many teeth, dental implants can give you the confidence to live your life to the fullest!

Can Be Cared for like Natural Teeth

Designed to look and feel like natural teeth, dental implants can be cleaned the same way you do the rest of your teeth. A consistent routine of brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for professional cleanings and checkups will ensure all of your teeth, and your dental implants, stay healthy for a lifetime.

Protect Your Dental and Overall Health

Dental implants help protect your health in many ways. They prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place by filling in the gaps left by missing teeth. These gaps can also be the perfect spot for food particles and bacteria to collect, so by filling them in, dental implants minimize your risk of tooth decay and infection. They also help maintain bone density, resulting in a strong, healthy jawbone that helps protect the health of your entire mouth.

Contact Dr. Heffelfinger for Dental Implants

If you’d like to learn more about dental implants and how you can benefit from this modern tooth replacement solution, contact our practice in Auburn, IN today. Dr. Heffelfinger will explain your options for tooth replacement and help you decide if implants are the right choice for you. Don’t wait to restore your smile. Contact us today!