The effects of missing teeth are more than just cosmetic — it’s important to replace missing teeth to preserve mouth structure and your natural teeth. Dental implants take the root of the natural tooth, preserving jawbone health and providing the same functionality as natural teeth. Dr. Donald J. Alexander and Dr. Michael M. Greenburg offer affordable, effective dental implants to patients in the Jacksonville, FL area.
1. Implants Help Preserve and Protect Your Jawbone
Implants protect facial bone and healthy teeth. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration or other issues. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates new bone growth and prevents further bone loss. Having dental implants placed as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants do not need adjacent teeth to be ground down for bridges to be anchored or partial dentures to be attached.
2. Dental Implants Last A Lifetime
Dental implants are built to last. Implants that are properly cared for can last many decades. Many other options such as dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years. This means that, although implants cost more up front, you will not need to pay to replace them as often as other options and you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s office.
3. Dental Implants Function Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants feel, look, fit and function as if they were healthy, natural teeth. They’re so comfortable you won’t even be aware they’re not your natural teeth once the implant site is fully healed.. You’ll brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth with no need to remove them for cleaning like dentures. They also help you retain your natural face shape and smile.
4. Implants Are Secure In Your Mouth
Your dental implants will be embedded in your jaw bone, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh like dentures can. You’ll also find that your speech is more natural with dental implants. With dental implants, you’ll be able to smile, talk, laugh and eat with confidence.
Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL
If you have lost teeth for any reason and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your teeth, Dr. Alexander and his team in Jacksonville, FL are ready to help. Please call us at 904.372.8157 or schedule a consultation online today!