If you've just had a tooth removed at your dentist's office, or you've got a tooth extraction coming up soon, you'll have to decide how you want to replace your tooth. These benefits of dental implants could help you decide if getting them from your Tallahassee, FL, dentists, Dr. James Walton and Dr. David Cardman, is best for you.
Dental implants are tooth replacements that replicate your natural tooth structure from root to crown. The metal root which your dentist surgically implants into your jaw helps keep your new tooth in place. Your dental implants will also have a crown that attaches to the metal root and sits above your gum line.
They Are Identical to Your Natural Teeth
You can hardly tell the difference because dental implants look and function like your natural teeth. Your Tallahassee, FL, dentists will custom make your dental implant crown so it looks identical to your natural teeth. The shape and color and blend in with the rest of your smile.
Dental implants don't compromise your oral function because they work like your natural teeth and have a similar biting force. You can bite and chew foods like you normally would without fear of them slipping off.
They Prevent Bone Loss
Your natural teeth stimulate your jaw bone and help preserve its density. When you lose your natural teeth, the jaw bone will begin to lose some of its mass due to the loss of stimulation. Dental implants help stop the progress of bone density loss and encourage bone growth.
They Can Prevent Gum Disease
If you decide not to replace your lost tooth, the resulting gap could serve as a harbor for bacteria. Therefore, you might have a higher chance of developing gum disease. Dental implants help fill this gap. They're also made from material that can't get cavities.
They Last Long
If you get dental implants, you might not need to get a replacement any time soon. That's because they're built to last long term and could last a lifetime without needing to be changed with the proper care.
They Are Low Maintenance
After getting your dental implants, you don't need to follow special rules to care for them. Simply brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing regularly as you would with your natural teeth helps you maintain your oral health and new implant.
If you'd like to enjoy the benefits of dental implants, your Tallahassee, FL, dentists, Dr. Walton and Dr. Cardman, will let you know if you're the right candidate. Call (850) 893-2136 to schedule your dental appointment today.