When you lose teeth, it compromises not just the aesthetics of your smile but your ability to bite and chew as normal. Dental implants are widely considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, and for decades the Center For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has been a trusted provider of dental implant surgery.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small post, usually made from titanium, carefully inserted into the jawbone to replace a tooth root. Once that implant has healed into place, providing a steady anchor point, a dental prosthesis may be attached. This replacement tooth is custom designed by your dentist to look and behave like your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are likely your best option to regain the form and function of your smile. Some of the primary benefits of dental implants include:
- Customized to fit seamlessly with your natural teeth.
- Allow you to enjoy all your favorite foods like normal.
- Prevent bone atrophy.
- Avoids having healthy teeth to be shaved down.
- They can potentially last a lifetime.
Why are Dental Implants the Preferred Method of Tooth Replacement?
Dental implants offer advantages that other tooth replacement methods cannot match, making them the standard of care for tooth loss.
Dental implants are the preferred option because they don’t require any of your healthy teeth to be shaved, sanded, or otherwise compromised. The same can’t be said of dentures and bridges, which typically require healthy adjacent teeth to be damaged in some way.
Additionally, implants provide longevity and cost-effectiveness that other methods, including patchwork dentistry, simply can’t replicate.
You’re in Good Hands with Us
Tooth loss can happen for many reasons, but no matter the underlying factors, it is never welcome. Thankfully, dental implants offer a tooth replacement method that is proven safe and effective.
At the Center For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we have a proud legacy of world-class patient care. We have helped countless patients regain full dental form and function via implant surgery. To find out more about your eligibility for implants, contact us to schedule a consultation.