Dental implants are increasing in popularity and for good reason – they can be a healthy and ideal solution to improve your smile.
Prior to the launch of dental implants, the only options for people who had lost a tooth to decay or injury were bridges or dentures. Dental implants offer a permanent replacement option that looks and feels like a real tooth, which makes them ideal for many reasons.
Here at Wildwood Dental, we help patients of all ages with dental implants. Because teeth affect everything from your smile and confidence to your ability to eat, drink and speak, dental implants are a solid investment worth considering.
Here are an additional 5 reasons to consider dental implants when faced with tooth loss:
Dental implants are the next best thing to your own teeth
A dental implant restores a lost tooth so it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with daily tasks such as eating, smiling and speaking.
They offer a long-term solution
Bridges can last up to 10 years or more, but usually at some point, they need replacing. Dental implants may need periodic adjustments, but overall, can last a lifetime.
They are attached permanently
Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth. Simply brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced with dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth.
No more cavities
Cavities won’t occur in an implant-restored crown or replacement tooth, but you will still need to visit us for cleanings, and care for it the same as you would a natural tooth.
You can enjoy life without the worry
With implants, there is no need to feel embarrassed because your smile looks different or worry that your dentures will fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.
What about cost?
No two patients or their dental implant treatments are exactly alike, so the number of appointments, procedures and cost varies accordingly. After an initial examination and assessment, we will provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated number of appointments and cost.
If you have questions about dental implants, schedule an appointment with our Mill Creek, Wash. experts by calling 425.481.1889.