At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we want our patients to love coming to the dentist office. Today’s modern dentistry not only means that procedures are less invasive and quicker, but they often come with benefits that go beyond the obvious.
One of those procedures is dental implants. Not only do these modern marvels provide patients with the most natural-looking, best-functioning tooth replacement option, but there are other reasons patients in our Aurora practice prefer them.
They Save Money in the Long Run
Many patients hesitate to get dental implants because of the initial investment involved. But when you consider that dental implants last several decades—or even a lifetime—the investment is worth it. With other tooth replacement options, such as dentures, you’ll need to have adjustments made through the years as well as new dentures made, adding to the overall expense.
They Can Prevent Dental Problems in the Future
Even if you are missing just one tooth, leaving a gap in your mouth puts the rest of your teeth at risk. Eventually, they will shift in an attempt to fill in the space left by the missing tooth. This will disrupt the way your bite works and can lead to undue wear of your remaining teeth. It can also lead to the loss of more teeth. A dental implant keeps everything in its proper place.
They Preserve Your Jawbone—and Your Appearance
Your jawbone is a crucial element to the support of your facial structure. When teeth are missing, the bone begins to shrink, causing the skin over the bone to sag. This can give you a sunken-in look that will make you look older. An implant stimulates the jawbone, keeping it healthy and strong.
They Feel Very Close to the “Real Thing”
Any denture-wearer can tell you that although dentures have come a long way, they do not function like natural teeth because they can shift and move. Dental implants, because they are permanently integrated into the jawbone, provide an experience as close to the natural teeth as possible.
Find out for yourself why patients who opt for tooth replacement with dental implants by Dr. John Chen in Aurora are so happy with their decision. Call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics today!