Tooth loss happens. Whether because of decay or injury, it’s not uncommon to lose a tooth. Fortunately, advancements in dentistry have made tooth replacement easier and more effective than ever before.
At Biggers Family Dentistry, we regularly use dental implants as tooth replacements for patients of all ages. There’s a lot of incredible ways we use dental implants in our practice. We encourage you to learn more about how they may benefit you!
It’s Time To Consider A Dental Implant
Dental implants are strong, long-lasting replacements for tooth roots. Implants provide a durable foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They help to ensure that your replacement teeth not only look natural but function and feel like the real thing too. While there are several ways to replace a missing tooth, a dental implant just may be the most long-lasting, reliable option.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
There are several advantages to getting a dental implant including:
- Strength and durability
While most dental services are meant to last for several years, dental implants are built to last a lifetime. While periodic adjustments may be necessary, dental implants are built to last and have the ability to last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
- Long-lasting and cost-effective
As mentioned previously, dental implants have the ability to last a lifetime. Because of their durability, dental implants are a cost-effective option. You don’t have to worry about paying for replacements or adjustments. Once you pay for your dental implants, you’re set for decades to come!
No special care is required with dental implants. Be sure to maintain proper oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing daily, and you shouldn’t have to worry about any issues with your dental implants. You also don’t have to worry about your implants moving or becoming loose. Like your natural tooth roots, dental implants are held in place, providing a secure base for your replacement tooth.
- Protect your healthy teeth and bone
Replacing a lost tooth as soon as possible ensures your bone remains healthy and the rest of your teeth stay in place. By protecting the health of your bone, you also maintain your face shape. You don’t have to worry about a sunken-in look with dental implants!
You’re also doing your mouth a favor by preventing cavities. In fact, a replacement tooth can’t get a cavity! But remember it’s still important to practice good habits to keep your gums, bone, and remaining teeth health.
- Easy to use
Dental implants aren’t removable. They function just like real teeth, making them easy to use. There are no “teeth in a cup” like with dentures. There’s also no need for messy adhesives. Brush and floss like normal and visit your dentist for regular checkups to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
- Restore function
Dental implants give you the ability to eat whatever you want as if you never lost a tooth! After a dental implant is placed, you can go about your regular daily activities without giving your teeth a second thought!
Dental Implants Can Be Used In Several Ways
A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth. We can use a dental implant, topped with a crown, to replace a tooth you have lost due to injury, tooth decay, or a similar issue.
Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple lost teeth. Dr. Biggers is specially trained to perform a procedure known as All-on-6. All-on-6 allows us to strategically place six implants then attach a dental bridge to them. We can even perform this procedure right after a tooth extraction to guarantee you don’t leave our office with a mouth full of missing teeth.
Dental implants can also be used to help hold your dentures in place. This service is commonly known as implant-supported dentures. If you like your dentures but wish there was a way to keep them from moving around so much, ask us about this option!
Learn More About Dental Implants Today
We strongly encourage you to call Biggers Family Dentistry at (804) 621-2199 to learn more about dental implants and all the ways they can drastically improve your smile. You can also contact us online if that’s easier for you.
Don’t wait another day to learn more about how dental implants can transform your smile into one you can be proud of. We look forward to hearing from you!