Asheville, NC, dentist explains the benefits of dental implants and artificial teeth
When a tooth is missing, patients often consider their options for replacement. While many patients don’t like the idea of artificial teeth, replacement is always the best choice. When a tooth is not replaced, it can cause immediate and future dental health problems such as decay and misalignment of the remaining teeth. Dr. Christopher Port of Asheville, NC, helps his patients consider their replacement tooth options and highlights the advantages of dental implants.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth root. The procedure uses an artificial tooth root with a crown placed over the implant to recreate the structure of the natural tooth. Dental implants have become a popular alternative to bridgework or dentures because they look and feel like natural teeth. In addition to improving appearance, dental implants offer additional benefits:
- Improved speech: Dental implants do not slip like dentures can. Your speech with an implant will be clear and crisp, just like speaking with your natural teeth.
- Easier eating: You can bite and chew without worrying that they will slip or get food particles stuck underneath them.
- Better self-image: Dental implants can give you back the confidence you need with a healthy, beautiful smile.
- Long-lasting: Dental implants are strong and durable and should last for many years. For many patients who practice good oral care, implants last their entire life.
The dental implant process requires a few visits to the dentist’s office; however, most patients say that it is relatively pain-free. Daily brushing and flossing to keep the implant and surrounding gum line clean, regular visits to your dentist and avoiding damaging habits like chewing on hard items and use of tobacco products will keep your implant strong.
Are you ready to improve your smile? Call Asheville Smile Center today at 828 585 4049.Back to Dental Implants Page