3 Big Benefits of Dental Implants [blog]

Are you aware of all the benefits of dental implants? You may not realize how wonderful modern implants are, but you should, especially if missing teeth are causing you problems with chewing, speaking, and smiling comfortably.

Dr. Patricia Takacs and her staff have used teeth implants to help many Lexington area residents overcome problems caused by missing and damaged teeth. After implant placement, our patients can eat and smile with ease again. We would be glad to do the same for you, as well!

Today’s titanium dental implants act as replacement tooth roots. Once Dr. Takacs or one of our other dentists places the implants in your jaw, we have a number of replacement teeth options we can secure to them once the healing process is complete.

Call our Beaumont office at 859-554-1772 or one of our other locations today. Get started on your new smile soon!

Smile With Confidence Again

One of the biggest advantages of today’s implants is they give you many options for restoring your smile. If you need to replace just one tooth, we can place a beautiful same-day crown on top of an implant to complete your smile and make eating easier for you.

We make these crowns right here in our office using our advanced technology CEREC machine. You won’t have to return to have it placed after it’s made in a far-off lab somewhere.

Implants also give you many replacement options if you need two or more teeth replaced. We can secure a set of natural-looking dentures to your implants for a fit and function that is far superior to traditional dentures.

Depending on your needs, you can select either implant-retained dentures that anchor with a ball-and-snap system or implant-supported dentures that attach to a bar that runs along your implants.

With implant dentures you won’t have to worry about your replacement teeth coming loose or flying out. You can talk, eat, laugh, and even sing without concern. Both are great options, however, implant-supported dentures are somewhat more comfortable and secure.

With our Same-Day Smile solutions, you can even receive your new implants and new replacement teeth all in one day!

For this innovative, computer-guided procedure, we will use a smaller implant that requires less healing time. The result is that you can get new load-bearing dentures immediately after your implants are inserted. You can walk out that day with a brand new set of functional teeth!

Keep Your Jawbone Healthy

Your jawbone needs teeth in it to remain healthy and strong. Teeth roots stimulate the bone to produce new bone tissue. When we lose teeth without replacing them, we can ultimately begin to lose jawbone as well.

Over time, the loss of bone will actually change your facial structure, giving you a hollow, sunken look that will make you appear several years older than you are!

If you’ve ever run into an old friend and they have this look, it may very well be because they’ve been living with missing teeth for several years.

But, because dental implants act like replacement tooth roots, they stimulate your jaw just like natural teeth do! You won’t lose valuable bone material and you won’t end up looking much older than your years.

Your jaw will stay healthy and you’ll have better overall oral health because of your implants. Teeth implants are a good choice for our patients who are concerned about their long-term appearance.

Traditional dentures don’t help prevent this problem because they simply rest on your gums. They do nothing to stimulate new bone growth, so you continue to lose jawbone.

That’s why conventional dentures need to be relined periodically – to adjust for the space left where your missing jawbone used to be.

Relax With Your Implants’ Durability

Did you know that modern dental implants have a proven track record of longevity? In fact, research shows that 95 percent of implants will last for 20 years or longer!

Naturally, when you’re considering options for replacement teeth you want restorations that are going to last a long time. Implants certainly fit that description.

Unlike traditional dentures or bridges that will wear out or break in just a few years, you can expect your implants to last for over two decades.

You can smile with confidence, eat a wide variety of foods (even crunchy, healthy ones), and enjoy your teeth without anxiety that they will get floppy, loose, or fall out.

Plus, your new implants won’t require any special care. You just brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. The only exception is implant-retained dentures, which are designed to be removed easily for daily cleaning.

It’s time to get back your smile and eat with ease again. Call us today at any of our three locations to start enjoying all the benefits of dental implants. You can also use our convenient online form.