4 Facts About Dental Implants You Might Not Have Heard

July 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_tutin @ 2:20 pm
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If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth, then you’ve probably heard of dental implants. Odds are you’re aware that they’re the closest thing to recreating your original teeth because they replace the tooth roots in the jawbone. However, if that’s basically the extent of your knowledge about dental implants, then you should continue reading to learn four surprising facts about this superior method of tooth replacement!

1. Dental Implants Won’t Get Cavities

Dental implant posts are made of titanium and the prosthetic teeth on top of them are made from porcelain. Both of these materials are cavity-proof, but that doesn’t mean you can neglect your oral hygiene! Any natural teeth that you have left might still decay unless you continue to brush and floss twice a day. Not to mention, you might develop gum disease, which is the most common cause of dental implant failure.

2. You Can Eat Practically Any Food with Dental Implants

Dentures are notorious for frequently shifting out of place, making it frustratingly difficult or impossible to eat certain foods. With implants, that won’t be an issue! Since your new teeth will be anchored onto posts that are embedded in your jaw, you’ll never have to worry about them slipping. You’ll also have nearly all of the chewing strength you had before losing your teeth, allowing you to dig into pretty much anything on your plate.

3. You’ll Look Younger with Dental Implants

Jawbone loss often follows tooth loss. The teeth’s roots strengthen the underlying bone every time you bite or chew, and the bone naturally loses that stimulation once the teeth go missing. As the jawbone weakens, your facial tissues also lose support; you might end up with wrinkles around your mouth that make you look much older than you really are! By replacing the roots, dental implants can prevent and even reverse jawbone loss, keeping your jaw strong and your face youthful.

4. Dental Implants Can Actually Save You Money

It’s no secret that dental implants carry a higher price tag than dentures or dental bridges alone. However, remember that dental implants are an investment in both your smile and your health. Since they can potentially last for several decades, you shouldn’t need to pay to get them replaced every few years like you would with traditional tooth replacements. As a result, you’ll end up saving more money overall. You’ll also have a healthier mouth and jawbone, helping you avoid oral health problems and the costs of treating them. And, of course, you can’t put a price on the confidence that comes with a beautiful, healthy smile!

As you can see, there’s more to dental implants than meets the eye. To learn more about this revolutionary tooth loss treatment, reach out to your dentist today and schedule a consultation!

About the Practice

At Framingham Dental Group, we combine state-of-the-art technology with small-town customer service to deliver a dentistry experience like no other. Unlike many other dental practices, we offer the entire dental implant treatment under one roof thanks to our expert periodontist, Dr. Valerie Smith. We’d love to help you complete your smile with dental implants, and you can ask us any questions you may have by contacting us at 508-872-0041.

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