National Smile Week falls on the second week of August, and it is a time to think about any changes you want to make to your smile. If you suffer from any missing teeth, then you should seriously consider replacing them with dental implants regardless if you lost the teeth a week or several years ago. There are many reasons why implants are the ideal choice for completing a smile.

 

Stability

 

Implants consist of titanium posts inserted directly into the jawbone. The dental implant then fuses with the bone tissue through osseointegration to essentially become a new tooth root. After it fuses, it remains securely in place, so you will not have to worry about your replacement tooth moving around your mouth.

 

Longevity

 

With proper maintenance, your implants can last for a lifetime. This restoration has a success rate of over 95 percent. Although the procedure to receive an implant will require multiple appointments over the course of several months, it is worth it in the long run for a restoration that lasts.

 

Natural Functionality

 

Dental implants look, feel and operate just like a natural tooth. No one will be able to tell you lost a tooth no matter where in your mouth the implant is located.

 

Prevention of Other Dental Issues

 

Implants provide health benefits in addition to cosmetic advantages. They prevent the surrounding teeth from moving out of place to accommodate the space created by the gap. Implants also prevent the jawbone from deteriorating. Tissue in the jawbone deteriorates if it does not receive stimulation from the roots of teeth, and since dental implants serve as replacement roots, they ensure your jawbone remains intact.

 

Ask Our Oral Surgeon About Implants

 

Dr. J. Darrell Steele has helped numerous patients get the smile of their dreams. Contact our office to schedule an appointment this National Smile Week to see how your oral health can improve substantially.