Dental Implant OptionsTuesday, May 7th, 2013, 7:11 pm
When you are missing a tooth you have several options but the best option is usually dental implants. Don’t feel bad about losing a tooth – about 69% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at lease one tooth. The reasons range from accidents to gum disease to decay. By age 74 twenty-six percent of adults will have lost all of their permanent teeth.
Dental implants replace missing teeth by acting as an artificial “tooth root” for a single dental crown or several implants can be used to anchor a full set of dentures. Dental implants are a great choice whether replacing one tooth or several.
What makes dental implants better than the other options like dentures or dental bridges? Implants act and feel like regular teeth, there is no slipping or movement. A dental implant is a small metal device that is placed in the jaw bone. The implant fuses with the bone which ensures it won’t move. Because the implant is fused with the jawbone it also helps preserve bone health.
Dental implants have been used for over 20 years and most implants will last a lifetime. Dental implants should be cared for just like you would care for your teeth – no skipping on brushing and flossing.
Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants to replace your missing teeth – you can smile with confidence once more! Contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-886-9439 to schedule your consultation.