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Missing Teeth? Why Dental Implants Are Your Best Option

Jun 09, 2023
Missing Teeth? Why Dental Implants Are Your Best Option
Looking for the ultimate solution to missing teeth? Regain your smile and confidence with dental implants. Keep reading to discover why this procedure is your best option. 

Losing a tooth can be a distressing experience that not only affects your smile but also impacts your overall oral health. Thankfully, dental implants offer a long-term solution to replace missing teeth and restore both functionality and aesthetics. 

At Family Dental Group, Nikhil Lavana, DMD and Archana Karkhanis-Lavana, DMD are here to restore your beautiful smile with dental implants that are long-lasting, sturdy, and natural-looking. We’ll help you understand why dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth so that you can make the best decision to support your dental health. 

What are dental implants? 

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. It serves as a sturdy foundation for a prosthetic tooth or dental crown, restoring both the functionality and aesthetics of the smile.

Through a process called osseointegration, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone, providing stability and durability. Considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, dental implants closely mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

Why dental implants are the best option 

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants stand out as the best option for the following reasons: 

Natural look and feel 

Dental implants are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking smile. 

Enhanced comfort and stability 

Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are securely anchored in your jawbone, providing unmatched stability and comfort. They eliminate the worry of slipping or discomfort while eating or speaking.

Long-term durability 

Dental implants are built to last. Made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium, they integrate with your jawbone over time, forming a strong bond. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. 

Preservation of jawbone health 

Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining its structure. This helps preserve your facial appearance and prevents the shifting of surrounding teeth.

Improved oral health 

Unlike traditional tooth-supported bridges, dental implants don't require altering or grinding down adjacent teeth. This means your natural teeth remain intact, promoting better long-term oral health.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants? 

While dental implants are a versatile and effective solution for many, certain factors need to be considered. Here are some key aspects that will help you assess your candidacy for dental implants:

Jawbone density

Adequate jawbone strength is necessary for successful implant placement. Additional procedures, like bone grafting, may be required if there's significant bone loss.

Good oral health

Address any existing oral health issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay, before getting implants.

Overall health and lifestyle 

Certain medical conditions and habits like smoking can affect healing and implant success.

Commitment to oral hygiene 

Regular oral care and maintenance are crucial for implant longevity. 

If you’re ready to live a life where missing teeth no longer hold you back, dental implants might be the solution you’ve been searching for. To determine if you’re the right candidate, call us at the Family Dental Group or request an appointment online at our Gardner, Northborough, or Paxton, Massachusetts office today.