Dental Implants are an Excellent Alternative to Natural Teeth
Created on May 15, 2018
Most adults don’t expect that one day, we may not have functional teeth to serve our needs. Tooth loss is a far less prevalent problem than it was for our great-grandparents and grandparents. Back in the late 1800s and into the early 1900s, as much as half of American adults would lose all of their teeth. Today, that number is much lower. Furthermore, when tooth loss does happen, we have excellent ways to restore appearance and performance.
Patients of Taylor Street Dental may choose to go beyond the ordinary tooth replacement process and restore near-natural structure with dental implant treatment. According to many people who have needed tooth replacement due to widespread dental disease, dental implants are life-changing. If you have been living with dental pain that keeps you from enjoying a varied diet, you have a lot to gain by replacing failing teeth with dental implants and ceramic restorations. In fact, some of the benefits of dental implant treatment rival natural teeth.
No More Cavities
Tooth decay is a common reason for tooth loss. When dental decline begins, it can quickly spread deep within a tooth and also to other teeth. The enamel that covers softer tooth material is susceptible to erosion and infection. The artificial crowns and bridges that are combined with dental implants are not. These artificial teeth may look lifelike, but they contain super-human power than natural teeth just don’t have. Therefore, full-arch replacement with dental implants and a ceramic bridge can mean the permanent elimination of tooth decay.
Teeth for a Lifetime
We have learned from history that there is no guaranteeing we will keep our natural teeth forever. Studies on dental implants and ceramic restorations are a promising contrast. In one study, the stability of dental implants was observed to last more than 30 years. As we continue to advance with techniques and materials, there is reason to expect the longevity of implants to sustain for the foreseeable future.
Several benefits can be gained through dental implant treatment. What patients need to remember is that gum health is a critical aspect of long-term success after tooth replacement. Our experience with dental implant treatment and maintenance enables us to support patients as they enjoy lasting benefits from tooth replacement.
Learn more about dental implants. Call our Springfield office at (413) 781-7645.