If you are missing teeth, whether because of decay, periodontal disease, or facial trauma, you have a number of restorative options to choose from. However, dental implants at our Phoenix, AZ practice offer greater durability and stability than any other restorative treatment. These permanent posts, set directly in your jawbone, will form a stable base for a single crown or bridge. Dr. Reed Day can even place four or more implants to support a full denture!
If you are researching tooth replacement options, but are unsure of the right treatment for you, here are five great reasons to choose dental implants.
1. You Can Eat Whatever You Want
If you’ve ever shared a meal with someone who wears removable dentures, you have probably seen the restricted diet they have to follow. Whole apples, chewy baguettes, toffee, chewing gum, and many other foods are simply off limits. Implant posts take the place of your dental roots. Therefore, they will never slip out of place, and you can still enjoy all the crunchy, sticky foods you want.
2. You Will Have Better Overall Oral Health
When you are missing teeth, your surrounding jawbone no longer receives regenerative signals from your dental roots. In response, your bone will start to shrink. This will eventually affect the entire structure of your face, and you may develop that “sunken look” that is characteristic of many denture wearers. Implants prevent jawbone degeneration. In many cases, they can even help replace some of your lost bone.
3. They Are an Economical Choice
Crowns, bridges, and removable dentures will eventually need to be replaced. However, if you care for your implants properly, they could last the rest of your life. Additionally, because your jawbone will not degenerate, you will never have to get denture adjustments to accommodate the new shape of your jaw and gums. Implants have a higher upfront cost than traditional restorations. However, over the course of your life, they could save you quite a bit of money.
4. No One Will Know You Have Synthetic Teeth
Whether you need to replace one tooth or all of your teeth, you will receive a beautiful restoration, made to look just like your natural teeth. Our advanced dental porcelain also sparkles just like organic dental enamel. Additionally, implant-supported restorations sit directly against your jawbone. You will never have to worry about concealing pesky metal clasps or the plastic base of a full denture.
5. You Will Feel More Self-Assured
With implants, your teeth will never slip out of place. You will be able to talk, life, and smile freely. Thanks to dental implants, you may even enjoy a restored sense of adventure and confidence. Like many patients, you may find that you are more willing to meet new people and take on a more active role in the workplace. In short, dental implants do not simply affect your smile; they could affect your entire quality of life.
Find out If Implants Are Right for You
Dr. Reed Day is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and he is board-certified by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. With his impressive training and recognized leadership in the field of oral surgery, he is an outstanding choice for your dental implant procedure. Contact his office today to schedule your consultation.