Missing teeth don't only affect your confidence in your smile, there are other potential health problems with leaving a gap in your smile untreated. For example, bone loss, changes in your bite, spacing issues, and difficulty eating or digesting. That is why it's very important to address gaps in your smile. Of all the available restoration options, dental implants are the best suited for this task. To learn more about them please contact Rogers Family Dental in Orem, UT.
So, What are the benefits of dental implants? They are:
Dental implants are the longer-lasting solution for correcting gaps in your smile among other options, such as dental bridges and dentures. They do require the longest initial investment of time, as it can sometimes take months after the treatment until the implant has fully healed, but the result is potentially lifelong with the proper care.
Dental implants will not impact adjacent teeth like bridgework typically requires. A reason for this, and for their longevity, has to do with the way they are supported. An implant is held in place by a titanium post which is implanted directly onto the bone of your jaw and is permanently bonded through a process called osseointegration.
An often mentioned problem with dentures has to do with the shifting in your mouth as you eat or speak, so for smiles that have lost a number of teeth an excellent solution is implant-supported dentures.
Not only do they not affect your natural teeth and can last a lifetime, dental implants are also made to look, feel, and act just like your natural teeth. Similarly, they are just as easy to keep clean. It is true that you cannot get cavities on a dental implant, but good oral health is still very important for the health of your whole smile.
Dental Implants in Orem, UT
Correct that gap in your smile today with dental implants, make an appointment at Rogers Family Dental in Orem, UT, by dialing (801) 225-7712.