Dr. Brent L. Blaylock, a Durham, NC dentist, 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 much like a natural tooth.
Dental Implants offer many cosmetic benefits as well as health benefits. Dental implants offer Dr. Blaylock’s patients a stable and healthy oral foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. 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. 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 every difficult to eat a healthy diet. Dentures alone only deliver about a 30-40% normal chewing function. With dental implants there are no restrictions on what you can eat since they are durable, stable and permanent.
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. Be sure to 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 just 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.
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.
Keep adjacent teeth stable
Getting dental implants does not require damaging surrounding teeth as a tooth-supported bridge does. A dental implant is surgically placed only the space where the missing tooth is located leaving your healthy teeth alone. Dental implants also prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting.
Easy to care for
Dentures require special care that is costly and time consuming. Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth and that eliminates a lot of extra work. You can brush them and floss them without the worry of damaging them.
Prevents bone loss
If you’re missing teeth, that void can cause bone loss and deterioration in your jawbone. Durham, NC dentist, 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. This will prevent bone loss.