Happy 4th of July: Claim your Independence with Dental Implants
Jul 03 2017

Happy 4th of July: Claim your Independence with Dental Implants

As you probably know, millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, mainly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease and injury. Earlier, the only options available to patients with missing teeth were bridges and dentures, but now another option is available – dental implants.

So, what exactly are dental implants? Well, a dental implant is a titanium post, like a tooth root, that is surgically positioned into the jawbone, beneath the gum line. This allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth into that area.

If you have missing teeth, treat yourself this Fourth of July by claiming your independence with dental implants. With implant technology advancing rapidly there has never been a better time to get dental implants from your trusted dentist.

Dental implants do not come loose like a denture, and they also improve general oral health because they do not need to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges. Because implants fuse with your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. To receive implants you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the advantages that dental implants can bestow…

  1. Improved appearance, speech, and comfort: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth and so improve your appearance and your smile. Also, because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. With poor fitting dentures, your teeth can slip within the mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. There is no possibility of dental implants slipping, and so, this results in improved speech. Moreover, because dental implants become a part of you, they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  2. Easier eating: Dental implants function like your own teeth, thereby allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain. With dentures, on the other hand, chewing may be difficult.
  3. Improved oral health and improved self-esteem: Individual implants allow easier access between teeth, thereby improving oral hygiene. Also, dental implants do not require that you reduce the number of other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. This means that more of your original teeth are left intact, thereby improving long-term oral health.
  4. Durability: Implants are very durable and can last several years. In fact, if taken care of properly, they can last for a lifetime.
  5. Convenience: With dental implants you do not need to worry about the inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
  6. Dental implants can give you the confidence and the comfort that you need. And while the success rates of dental implants vary, in general, they have a success rate of 98 percent. Also, if looked after properly they can last you a lifetime.

    At Grace Adams DDS, we specialize in dental implants for missing teeth. We treat each person holistically and pay great attention to their unique dental history. So, consult us for any questions or concerns you may have about dental implants and we would be happy to work with you to replace your missing teeth so that you can go out into the world full of confidence! Here’s to your perfect smile…always!

    For more information about dental implants, contact Dr. Mark Grace or Dr. Tracy Adams at 206-623-5546 or at info@graceadamsdds.com.

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