Dr. Brent L. Blaylock offers dental implants to his patients that are missing teeth. The benefits of dental implants far outweigh other dental restorations such as dental crowns, dentures, and dental bridges. Dental implants provide a permanent replacement option, looking and functioning like a natural tooth.
Dental Implants offer many cosmetic benefits as well as health benefits. They also offer our patients a stable and healthy oral foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Affordable dental implants can help transform and restore full function to your teeth. There are also many cosmetic benefits of dental implants as well.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Permanent solution for missing teeth
Dental implants are surgically implanted, making them permanent. As long as you take care of them properly, they should last for a lifetime. No need to worry about them falling out or slipping. No need to worry about adhesives.
No food restrictions
Other dental restorations can slip around, making it very difficult to eat a healthy diet. Dentures alone only deliver about a 30-40% normal chewing function. Dental implants have no restrictions on what you can eat since they are durable, stable, and permanent. You get back 100% of your bite function when you get dental implants.
Over a 95% success rate
In general, dental implants hold a very high success rate. Every patient is different. Therefore, your success will depend on many factors. Dr. Blaylock will look at your medical history, your current oral health, and discuss your lifestyle habits. You’ll discuss these factors at your consultation with Dr. Blaylock at his Durham, NC dentist office.
Dental implants are the only solution that functions, feels, and looks like your natural teeth. They are strong and stable and truly the next best thing to your real teeth. You’ll be able to smile instead of trying to hide it. Since dental implants are permanent, they prevent facial sagging and premature aging. They replace the tooth root, therefore they help prevent jawbone deterioration over time.
Other dental restorations can shift, slip and even fall out of your mouth when you talk. This can cause you to slur your words while in conversations creating a very embarrassing situation. Dental implants are surgically implanted and will not budge while you speak. They feel the most natural in your mouth.
Keep adjacent teeth stable
Dental implants do not require damaging surrounding teeth as a tooth-supported bridge does. A dental implant is surgically placed only where the missing tooth is located, leaving your healthy teeth alone. Dental implants also prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting.
Easy to care for and maintain
Dentures require special care that is costly and time-consuming. Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth, which eliminates a lot of extra work. You can brush them and floss them without the worry of damaging them. Since you don’t need to use messy adhesive, you don’t have to worry about cleaning that off of them. They don’t need to be taken out and cleaned with anything special, either.
Prevents bone loss
If you’re missing teeth, that void can cause bone loss and deterioration in your jawbone. Your dentist in Durham, NC, Dr. Blaylock, will recommend dental implants over other dental restorations because they are the only option for missing teeth that stimulates the jaw bone, which helps stimulate bone growth.