Losing one or more of your teeth is devastating in many ways. Chewing becomes complicated, and without all of your teeth to do their specific jobs, other teeth may have to compensate in ways they were not designed for. This can result in damage or wear on your remaining teeth. And we haven't even mentioned the toll a missing tooth takes on your confidence when you're trying to communicate with other people.
The good news is that tooth implants offer an excellent way to not only replace one or more lost teeth but also to protect your dental health and possibly prevent further tooth loss. Here are three advantages dental implants in Salem, OR offer over other tooth replacement options.
#1: Dental Implants Provide the Look, Feel and Function of a Natural Tooth
Since a dental implant restores both your lost root and your tooth, it functions exactly like a natural tooth. You will not only chew again with ease but also be able to brush and floss like normal.
We also make your new tooth from customized ceramic porcelain that blends flawlessly with your smile.
#2: Tooth Implants Protect Your Dental Health
When you lose a tooth root, your jawbone no longer has anything to support, and this causes it to begin dissolving. Loss of bone affects your surrounding teeth and could result in more tooth loss.
If you don't replace your lost tooth, your neighboring teeth begin to drift into the open space left by your lost tooth. Tooth shifting causes bite misalignment, which could result in damage to surrounding teeth.
#3: Dental Implants Offer the Best Longevity
Tooth implants have the potential to last for a lifetime with excellent home care and consistent checkups with your Salem dentist every six months. There is no other tooth-replacement option that can provide that type of longevity.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Dr. Seth Huish would love to talk with you! Contact Salem Dental today to schedule an appointment.