One of the most amazing benefits of dental implants is their natural appearance. Most people will never know you have a dental implant unless you tell them. Not only does your smile look bright and natural, but the implants maintain the shape of your face as well. Without replacement teeth, tooth loss will cause your cheeks to start looking sunken or saggy. Dental implants keep your face looking natural and youthful.
Not only do dental implants look natural, but they function the same way as your original teeth. Dental implant maintenance, isn’t difficult, and the care needed for them is easy when you maintain your regular dental hygiene by brushing and flossing daily. Additionally, because dental implants are permanently placed in your mouth, you don’t have to worry about them falling out. You can eat whatever you want and your implants will remain firmly in place. Also, because they feel so natural, you don’t have to worry about adjusting to your new teeth. You will be able to smile and speak easily, just as you did before you had teeth that were missing or damaged.
Although you may not know it, allowing your tooth socket to remain empty after you’ve lost a tooth has a continuing impact on the health of your mouth. First, without stimulation from the tooth, the jawbone in that area starts to deteriorate. A weak jawbone can compromise the strength of your other teeth in your mouth, causing you to potentially lose more teeth. Dental implants stimulate new bone growth and help you maintain your bone strength. They are the only restoration option that preserves your jaw.
Besides saving your bone, dental implants also save your existing natural teeth because your natural teeth don’t have to be altered or reshaped in order for the implant to be placed. Moreover, dental implants will keep all of your teeth from shifting and moving around in your mouth as a result of missing teeth. And, as an added bonus, they are incapable of getting cavities, so you can rest assured with proper maintenance your new implants will not decay.
Dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, are bought once. Why? Because they can last a lifetime! This allows you to use your money on other things. Other tooth replacement techniques, like dental bridges, often last only 5-7 years, meaning that you’ll have to pay for it again later to keep your smile looking great. Also, dental implants are more reliable than other restoration methods. They are the most successful, long-term solution that when properly maintained won’t have to be constantly repaired or replaced.
If you’re looking for exceptional implant dentistry in Pittsburgh, PA, look no further than Dr. Mark E. Silberg. He has been successfully placing dental implants for over 30 years. Contact us to start on the path to restoring your smile!