By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, it’s possible to replicate the function of your natural teeth. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Your overall quality of life is enhanced with dental implants when compared to other tooth replacement options like dental bridges, dental crowns and dentures. In addition to your quality of life, your long term oral health is also improved. The benefits of dental implants far outweigh other dental restorations.
Northborough, MA dental implant dentist, Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr., offers complete treatment for dental implants. For most cases, Dr. Gauthier will perform the surgical placement of the dental implant as well as the restoration of the dental crown, dental bridge or denture.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Unharmed Adjacent Teeth – With a dental bridge, the adjacent teeth will require grinding down thus weakening them. With dental implants, the surrounding teeth are not involved in the process. Only the missing tooth or teeth are replaced without harming the surrounding teeth.
Care – Dental implants are easy to care for. You will brush and floss them just like your natural teeth. Having dentures and dental bridges involve special care including removing them and brushing them daily. They are also fragile and can possibly break if dropped. You can never let your dentures dry out and that can be a constant worry especially when not wearing them.
Stability – Since dental implants integrate with your jawbone, they are incredibly stable. This eliminates the fear of them slipping around in your mouth while talking or falling out while you are trying to eat. Dentures will deliver about a 30-40% normal chewing function. Dental implants will deliver a 100% normal chewing function.
Durability – Since the restoration placed on the implant is not real enamel, there is no risk of a cavity or tooth decay on the replacement tooth. With proper care and maintenance, your dental implant should last a lifetime.
Cost – Dentures are the more affordable option up front. Dentures also require a lot of maintenance that can add up over time. You will have to buy adhesives, cleaning solutions and maybe even a replacement set. They may also need realigned or rebased over time. All these costs can add up depending on the wear and tear. Dental implants will require a significant investment up front but the results will last much longer though.
Bone loss associated with tooth loss – If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, that void can cause bone loss and deterioration in your jawbone. Northborough, MA dentist Dr. Gauthier, will recommend dental implants over dentures because they are the only option for missing teeth that stimulates the jaw bone which helps stimulate bone growth. This will prevent recession of the jawbone and facial collapse.
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If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Shrewsbury, MA, Westborough, MA and Northborough, MA and area dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Gauthier to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.