Are Dental Implants Right For You?

If you’re asking yourself if dental implants are right for you, chances are, they’re exactly what you need! As we get older, tooth decay, cracking, breaking, and receding gums start to take their toll on our teeth. Sometimes it may result in just one tooth falling out, or maybe all of your teeth. However, if that time comes, you can be sure that dental implants are your best option for getting back to living a normal and healthy life. In this blog, we’re going to talk about several ways you’ll know it’s time to get implants, as well as some of the benefits you can expect to see from taking the leap.

They’re the best alternative

If full-tooth replacement is what you’re looking for, there’s nothing better to match the feel and strength of your natural teeth than dental implants. Many elderly will live with dentures believing there are no other options out there for them. These people will often get used to living with less than satisfactory teeth that lead to trouble eating, smiling, and enjoying life the way they once had.

They’re made to last

Most dental implants are made of titanium, a material that isn’t rejected by the body and acts as a solid foundation for your implant teeth. When the implants are inserted, your natural jaw bone will hold the implant in place so that when you’re eating or moving your mouth, you’ll get no movement and will stay stable throughout your life. The crown of the tooth is made of a ceramic material that is made to look and feel like a real tooth. Although the crown is also very durable, if they were to break, they could be easily replaced without any complicated surgical procedure.

They’re worry-free!

Many people come to us at Pacific Northwest frustrated with having spent months or even years dealing with dentures or missing teeth. If you have missing teeth, you may be afraid to eat certain foods in fear that you may lose more teeth. Or maybe you’ve noticed that your teeth are starting to feel weak and brittle. This is the time to see an expert at Pacific Northwest Specialists in Periodontics and Dental Implants  When you have dental implants, that fear of losing more teeth will be gone! You’ll have a full set of durable teeth that will afford you all the flexibility and strength that you had when your teeth were in their prime. If an accident were to occur where you chipped or broke a tooth, the replacement procedure would be simple and painless.

They retain your natural smile

If you have missing teeth or you’ve been living with dentures, another thing you may be worried about is whether your smile is as bright and beautiful as it once was. Implants are designed to look exactly like natural teeth, and they won’t stain or move around.

No hassle

With dental implants, your teeth will remain in your mouth at all times unlike dentures that have to be removed at night and left in a cup to stay clean. With implants, maintaining your teeth is as simple as brushing and flossing like you would normal teeth. You can schedule regular visits to your dentist or dental implant specialist for cleaning or checkups.  

Easy to speak

Some people with dentures may experience difficulty eating or speaking due to dentures that pop out or move around. With dental implants, you’ll have no problem speaking and experience more confidence when communicating with people.

You can eat your favorite food

Have you been avoiding your favorite foods like steak, apples, or candy due to your dentures or missing teeth? Many people who attempt to eat tough or sugary foods with missing teeth will end up losing more teeth. With implants, you’ll be able to eat what you want, when you want to eat it, no questions asked!

No cavities

Possibly one of the greatest reasons to get dental implants—you’ll never have to worry about cavities ever again! Although basic cleaning procedures are required to maintain the appearance of your implants, you’ll never have to worry about experiencing pain in your teeth or complicated or costly dental procedures ever again!

They support healthy teeth

If you’re planning on getting a single-tooth replacement, you’ll be happy to hear that a dental implant will actually support the teeth surrounding it, decreasing the likelihood of having to get more implants.

Need more reasons to get dental implants? Contact Doctor Darrin Rapoport at Pacific Northwest Periodontics today. As a board-certified periodontist and diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, he will be able to provide you with the highest quality periodontal care in the industry, right here in Seattle. Visit Pacific Northwest Periodontics to learn more about dental implant procedures.