While most dental prosthetics sit above the gum line, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that actually replaces the entire root of the missing tooth. This gives dental implants advantages over other alternatives.
At Ruggless Dental, we recommend this permanent solution to tooth loss for many reasons, including:
Dental Implants Look and Function Like Natural Teeth
Dr. Shane Ruggless designs each dental implant to look and feel natural, which gives our Springfield, IL patients an attractive appearance, improved confidence, and ability to eat their favorite foods without worrying that their prosthetics will shift or fall out. Because your implants are fused to your jawbone, patients never have to worry about refitting them or being careful what they chew. Replacing missing teeth allows you to eat and chew with confidence and ease, and it enables patients to speak with clarity.
Permanent and Reliable Results
Taking care of your dental implants can result in a long-term lifespan. The dental crowns can be easily replaced if they are damaged or chipped. Dental implants tend to last longer than alternative tooth replacement options, giving them a high success rate. Dr. Ruggless can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure during your evaluation.
Avoids Bone Loss
Each tooth plays a vital role in your facial structure; when a tooth is missing, the jawbone can start to deteriorate. This can lead to facial sagging and an aged appearance. Dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement option that preserves the jawbone, reduces bone resorption and deterioration, and restores your facial structure. The bite capacity is evened out and takes the pressure off the existing teeth.
Your mouth doesn't like empty spaces; teeth tend to shift towards the gap of a missing tooth, which undermines the stability of surrounding teeth. Dental implants prevent teeth from moving and promote new bone growth.
Restores Your Missing Teeth
Because of all these advantages, dental implants provide an excellent long-term investment in your oral health. Give Ruggless Dental a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruggless.