Dental implants are a wonderful solution to many dental woes. If you are unable to preserve a tooth, or many teeth, through the use of root canals, crowns, or fillings, dental implants are a way to restore the look of your natural teeth and preserve the integrity of your jaw. For years, dentures or bridges were the only solutions for people missing teeth, but Kim Dentistry is proud to offer dental implants as a great choice for our patients. Dental implants actually recreate the root of the tooth, anchoring it into the jaw and giving structure to the mouth. Dental implants have many great benefits!

Appearance

If you are missing teeth, your smile is probably not what you want it to be. If missing teeth are keeping you from showing your teeth, dental implants can restore your teeth and your smile. When you have teeth missing, it is not just your smile, but the overall structure of your face that suffers. Teeth provide structure to the face, and if you are missing one (or all) of your teeth, you may have a sunken look that instantly ages you. Dental implants reverse the deterioration of the jawbone, and give you back your facial structure and great smile.

Speech

If you have had poor-fitting dentures, you know that your speech can be impaired by the slipping inside the mouth. This can cause you to mumble or slur, and can keep you from being as socially conversational as you might normally be. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and because they fuse with the jawbone they are permanently anchored and there is no slipping or movement. If your speech has suffered with dentures, consider implants.

Eating

As with speech, the slippage associated with dentures can make eating difficult. Because dental implants function just like your natural teeth, you can eat what you want without any pain or fear of movement.

Improve Oral Health

Dental implants can help reduce periodontal disease and improve your overall oral health. The care of dental implants is the same as your natural teeth, and you should keep up with brushing, flossing and regular checkups.

Durability

Dental implants are extremely durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. You can eliminate the messy adhesives used with dentures, as implants are a permanent, durable solution.

Confidence

Missing teeth can have a big impact on your self-confidence, as can constantly worrying about your dentures slipping. Dental implants can give you a boost of confidence, and help your overall quality of life.

Keep Natural Teeth Intact

Using traditional bridges requires that the adjacent teeth are grinded down so the bridge can be cemented on to them. Once this natural tooth structure is ground down it will never grow back, and they become weakened. Dentures put pressure on the teeth, and can irritate the gums. Dental implants don’t require compromising the nearby teeth, and the result is a healthier mouth.

More than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. With the success rate of dental implants around 98 percent, they are the solution to many patient’s dental woes. Kim Dentistry in Towson would love to assist you with new dental implants—call us today!