Modern dentistry has come a long way especially when it comes to replacing missing teeth. However, each treatment of replacing teeth does not always give the same, effective results. Dental implants have evolved over the years that make it the best treatment to not only provide you a naturally looking smile, but it can also be your health partner in the long run. This procedure has become a common treatment especially to residents who need dental implants in Greenville because of its life changing health benefits.
Appearance: Your smile will look natural and beautiful because the implant is fused with your bone. If a tooth is missing, the jaw bone starts to deteriorate, sinking the face, resulting in an older look. The implant will stop this deterioration, and will blend in with your natural smile.
Speech: Dentures can slip and slide throughout your mouth causing tension in your facial muscles. This affects the quality of your speech resulting in slurs and mumbles; however, dental implants are fused in your jaw bone and are permanent, which makes it feel like your natural teeth.
Chewing: Missing teeth makes it difficult to eat, and your chewing efficiency will continue to decrease as your jawbone shrinks. Patients with dentures have an eating efficiency of 15-20% compared to people with natural teeth, according to Health First Dental. Implants will be the crutch of your natural teeth where it will maintain your chewing efficiency allowing you to intake a well-balanced diet and the right nutrients.
Comfort: Implants are fasten securely with your jaw bone, and won’t be loose like the inconvenience of dentures, which rest on your gums. You won’t have to worry about whether your tooth will fall out while you are smiling or laughing.
Oral health: Unlike bridges – which require shaving down your natural teeth – implants do not affect your teeth at all. The implant acts alone and will keep your natural teeth intact resulting in a long-term oral health. Also, implants have easier access to each tooth, which makes it easier to keep up with your oral hygiene. As long you treat your implants like your teeth with proper brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist; it will last a lifetime.
Here at Bowman, Padgett and Associates, we will take the time to explain your options about dental implants and make sure you leave our office with a natural-looking and healthy smile. Call us today for a consultation!
Call Drs.Capps, Bowman & Padgett (252) 391-9333