At Asheville Dental, we offer a variety of dental implant procedures. If you’re missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants are the most natural way to regain your smile. Dental implants don’t decay, and they have the potential to last a lifetime. There are various reasons why you may lose teeth throughout your life, including a sports injury, car accident, infection, or illness.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with a gap in your smile. With modern restorative dentistry, there are several options for tooth replacement. The Asheville Dental team strongly believes in the advantages of technology. With dental implants, we’re able to take CT scans of your jaw and surgically place implants on the computer before we go into your mouth. Using a small incision through the gums, we perform the surgery through the small flap. This procedure minimizes post-operative pain and reduces the amount of time needed for the gums to heal.
Did you know that regardless of how diligently you clean them, removable dentures expose you to potentially dangerous bacteria every time you take them out?
What Are The Advantages Of Tooth Implants?
Dental implants are made of titanium, which connects to your natural bone tissue, forming a secure and stable bond. When considering the option, the number one question people ask is: Are dental implants worth the investment? The answer is YES! Here are 8 advantages:
1. A beautiful smile.
For those who are missing visible teeth, this is the main reason dental implants are worth the investment. Dental implants are molded to fit your teeth, making them straight, white, and perfectly aligned. Whether you’re missing one tooth or searching for a complete set to replace dentures, they will seamlessly fit your smile.
2. Less pain.
When gums are exposed, there’s usually discomfort. Dental implants are worth the investment because they can alleviate discomfort. With minimal recovery time, your gums will be pain-free in just a few days.
3. Correct difficulties with speech.
Certain areas where teeth are missing can cause difficulty pronouncing words, which can lead to becoming self-conscious. Replacing your teeth will restore your confidence!
4. Stops bone loss.
Missing teeth can cause an imbalance that affects the jawbone. Because your jaw is made for chewing, dental implants mimic the roots of teeth and stop bone loss.
5. Less maintenance.
It’s no secret that dentures require a lot of upkeep to keep them clean and looking presentable, including dental paste, cleaning tablets, regular brushing, re-fitting, and eventual replacements. This can add an hour to your nightly or morning routine, so dental implants are the best way to reduce that hassle and the amount of money spent on upkeep.
6. Long-term solution
Unfortunately, dentures and partials wear down over time, which leads to them not fitting properly, and looking less attractive. The one-time dental implant is a singular investment, saving you time and money!
7. Less illness.
Did you know that regardless of how diligently you clean them, removable dentures expose you to potentially dangerous bacteria every time you take them out? This type of bacteria leads to bad breath, infections, or other illnesses. Dental implants aren’t exposed to outside bacteria and remain germ-free, just by brushing!
8. Less frustration.
Dental implants look and feel like your normal teeth, with no paste or denture cleansers required.
Studies have shown that a five-year success rate is approximately 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Studies have shown that a five-year success rate is approximately 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants. Dental implants are durable and meant to last a lifetime, so with statistics like that, you can feel confident with this method of restoring your smile.
Are you curious about how dental implants can restore your confidence and bring a smile back to your face? Call our office, and we’ll schedule a free consultation for you. We’ll discuss the options and outcomes for your optimal dental health.