If you have missing teeth, you have likely heard the buzz about dental implants. Busy patients find sifting through lengthy medical articles tedious and time-consuming. Since we offer dental implants in our Springfield, IL dental office, we wanted to break down the main benefits of this innovative tooth-replacement option.
Over 95 Percent Success Rates
When performed by an experienced dentist, dental implants are hugely successful. Planning and placement are vital components to successful dental implant treatment. Dr. Ruggless will take x-rays and plan for ideal placement of your dental implant in coordination with a trusted oral surgeon.
Allowing time for your implant to integrate before it is exposed to chewing loads will also contribute to excellent results.
Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime
The dental implant post fuses to your natural jawbone, becoming a part of your body. Barring periodontal or bone disease, your dental implant can provide a lifetime of service. Dental crowns are exposed to forces from chewing, and you can damage them in the same way you might crack or chip a natural tooth. Fortunately, we can replace your dental crown if this occurs.
Dental Implants Will Not Embarrass You
If you have ever had an ill-fitting denture or partial denture that moved, shifted, or flipped out of your mouth while you were eating or laughing with friends, you know how mortifying it can feel.
Dental implants will not move and can also anchor dentures and bridges for improved stability.
Dental Implants Are Most Like Your Natural Tooth
If you wish you had your tooth back, dental implants are the closest treatment available to achieving that goal. Dental implants look and function just like a normal tooth and even help to preserve bone structure and the appearance of your face.
To learn if dental implants are right for you, contact our Springfield, IL dental office to book an evaluation with Dr. Ruggless.