Not having a full set of teeth is uncomfortable, inconvenient, and can be downright embarrassing. If this sounds like your story, you might benefit from dental implants. According to the American Dental Association, dentists perform over 5 million dental implant treatments every year in the U.S. Two of these dentists are Dr. Tiberiu Oancea and Dr. Jeremy Thornton of Today’s Dental in Houston, TX. To know if dental implants are right for you, below are their key unique advantages.
Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime
Dental implants are made of titanium and are capable of integrating with your jawbone. They are also biocompatible, which means that they’re non-toxic so your body won’t reject them.
Dental Implants Function Like Your Natural Teeth
Most people who have undergone dental implant treatment say that with time, they forget that they actually have implants and can’t differentiate between the implants and their natural teeth. They eat with their dental implants, and floss and brush them, as they would with their natural teeth.
Dental Implants Can Help Stop or Reverse Bone Loss
If you have a missing tooth, your jawbone in that area will have an empty space that will deteriorate because of the absence of stimulation. Over time, that jawbone will gradually but consistently lose volume. However, since an implant will replace both the tooth and the root of your missing tooth, you can start to chew normally again. This will give your jawbone the necessary stimulation it needs to stimulate natural bone growth. If you’re particularly concerned about the possibility of bone loss, talk to your dentist in Houston, TX, about dental implants treatment.
Dental Implants Can Help Keep Your Adjacent Teeth In Place
Empty spaces from missing teeth could result in adjacent teeth shifting crookedly towards the empty spaces. In turn, this could negatively impact how you chew, bite, speak, and look. Likewise, it could even make teeth replacement treatments more complicated later on. In addition, a crooked bite could cause problems with your temporomandibular joint or TMJ and might cause headaches and pain.
With all the unique benefits that dental implants can offer, you shouldn’t let missing teeth keep you from having a beautiful and full smile. Consult Dr. Tiberiu Oancea or Dr. Jeremy Thornton of Today’s Dental in Houston, TX about dental implants as soon as possible. Call (281) 580-0770 to get a full and healthy smile today.