If you know anyone who has dental implants, you know that they are a durable, affordable way to replace missing teeth. Not only can they improve the way your smile looks, but also make your mouth healthier and protect the jawbone. A good portion of Americans are missing at least one tooth, and dental implants in Trumbull, CT, ensure that many those people are still confident in their smile.
Dentures are also a valuable option for tooth replacement, but they don’t offer the same comfort and security that implants do. Implants function exactly like the natural teeth, and you don’t have to watch what you eat or worry about them slipping when you are talking. They don’t need to be removed and if placed correctly by a periodontist, will not fall out.
While implants may seem more expensive up front than dentures, the reality is that they save money in the long term. Once implants are placed, they rarely have to be replaced. This means they are durable, strong and worth the initial investment.
Caring for the implants is an important part of ensuring they last. Fortunately, they don’t require any extra care. Just brush twice a day, floss once a day and see a professional for an exam and cleaning twice a year.
Dentures are aesthetically pleasing but do nothing to protect the jawbone once the root of the tooth is gone. Implants basically replace the root and stimulate the jawbone to continue growing. This ensures that your remaining teeth stay in place and that your face remains the same even after you have lost a tooth.
They are a long list of benefits when it comes to choosing dental implants as a tooth replacement option, and Dr. Amato is happy to discuss them all with you. Call Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut to schedule an appointment today.