Several advancements in dentistry over the years have made it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer than before. Despite the latest innovations, tooth loss remains a prevalent problem. Whether due to decay, disease, or trauma, the American College of Prosthodontists reports 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 36 million have complete tooth loss. As an alternative to traditional treatments, like dentures, over 500,000 people a year are now choosing dental implants. Your implant dentist can help you regain the next best thing to your real teeth. You will enjoy many benefits that are not possible with other options.
Replaces the Entire Tooth
A dental implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. By surgically placing an implant post into the jawbone, it serves as a new root. An abutment is attached to it to connect a custom-made restoration.
High Success Rate
Dental implants are the most reliable treatment for replacing missing teeth. They offer over a 95% 10-year success rate. With the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene and routine visits to your dentist, they have the potential to last for a lifetime.
Treats All Tooth Loss
No matter if you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants can help. To fill the space of multiple teeth, individual implant posts are not needed for each tooth. Instead, a bridge or denture is anchored in place using an average of 2-4 posts.
Stops Bone Loss
Dental implants are the only treatment to preserve the density of your jawbone. The implant post stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This allows your jawbone to fuse to the post, but it also enhances its density. This provides any remaining teeth with the support they need to stay firmly in place.
Improves Oral Health
With improved bone density, your remaining natural teeth will not shift toward the open space. This prevents alignment issues that can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, or additional tooth loss.
Looks and Feels Natural
With the implant post fused to your jawbone, it will stay firmly in place. You will never need to worry about any slipping or irritation. You can chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
Although dental implants cost more upfront, they are more affordable down the road. They do not need to be replaced in the future, allowing you to make a long-term investment in your oral health and your quality of life.
Complete Your Smile Today!
If you are ready to replace your missing teeth, it is time to see if dental implants are right for you.
About Dr. Tim Stirneman
For over 26 years, Dr. Tim Stirneman has provided comprehensive dental care to the community. He offers advanced dentistry to help his patients achieve optimal oral health, including dental implants. He creates the customized treatment plan you need to improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a complete smile.