Are Dental Implants as Good as Natural Teeth?

Losing natural teeth can be a devastating situation. Not only does it change how your smile looks, but it leads to discomfort and difficulty whenever you eat. If you’ve been researching options for replacing your missing teeth, you’ve most likely heard of dental implants. They’re called by dental professionals as the “gold” standard in tooth replacement, but are dental implants worth the hype? Here’s why dental implants may be even better than your natural teeth:


Long-Term Function

Dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone and will fuse to this bone. This bond between the implant post and bone will be as strong as a natural tooth. Dental implants won’t break down over time from the pressures of biting and chewing. With dental implants in place, you don’t have to worry about cracking your artificial teeth or them ever falling out, no matter what foods you eat.

Natural Aesthetics

Dental implants are restored with custom-made dental crowns, bridges, or full sets of teeth. These restorations are made from special materials that mimic the natural translucency and color of teeth. When shaped and polished by a skilled dental lab technician, they’ll look so realistic, it may be impossible to tell them apart from any remaining teeth. They may even look better and healthier!

Better Health

Along with being incredibly strong and life-like, dental implants do not become decayed and they will never need a root canal. You won’t need to worry about them ever getting a cavity or needing treatment as long as you care for them properly and complete routine visits to your dentist. For patients needing most or all of their teeth replaced, this solution can provide life-changing improvements in oral and systemic health as well.


Schedule Your Consultation

Dental implants provide many unique benefits that make them comparable to natural teeth—and sometimes even better! Schedule a consultation with our Dental Office in Abilene, TX with your local dentist today!

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