Dental implants continue to grow in popularity as the most effective long-term treatment for tooth loss. With no age limit on treatment, more than half a million people get one or more dental implants every year. Dr. Whitlock helps many patients every year restore the confidence of a beautiful smile with lifetime implants.
Here are some notable and intriguing facts about these amazing smile restoring advancements:
1. Goodbye Cavities
With advanced dental implants, it is impossible to get a cavity. Unlike the teeth you were born with, modern implants do not decay. That does not mean you can slack off with your daily oral hygiene. Bacteria and food particles still need to be brushed away to maintain healthy gums.
2. To Infinity and Beyond
Believe it or not, dental implants are made of the same material as space shuttles, rockets, and missiles. The strength of titanium is unquestioned and well suited for tooth replacement. If you ever take a trip to space, your smile will be fully equipped to handle whatever comes.
3. Planting New Roots
The process of osseointegration allows the titanium in your implant to biologically fuse with your bone, spurring bone growth to strengthen your jawbone. You are not just getting a beautiful tooth replacement; you are essentially planting new roots into your jaw that will help maintain your facial shape.
4. Sticking Around
Because they are not dependent upon the health of the teeth surrounding them, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. A dental bridge relies on your natural teeth to keep it working correctly and dentures wear down and need regular adjustment. Typically, dental implants provide a permanent solution.
5. Biting Power
Dental implants restore your full bite force. While dentures may only provide less than half of your natural teeth’s power, your bite strength with implants allows you to eat what you love. No shifting. No pain. No worries.
If you are missing teeth, you are not alone. More than two thirds of adults aged thirty-five and older are missing at least one tooth. If restoring your smile is something you have considered, we’d love to offer you a complimentary implant consultation. To learn more about how dental implants can help you replace one or more teeth, please contact the Whitlock team today.