You have several options when you need to replace a missing tooth. Options available near Falls Church, VA are your typical partial denture or a bridge. Another option available that has become extremely popular is a dental implant. Dental implants from your local Falls Church, VA dentists offer many benefits that other tooth replacements such as dentures or bridges cannot offer.
Bone Loss Prevention
Whenever you lose a tooth, you also tend to lose bone mass in your jaw where that tooth is missing. A dental implant replaces jaw stimulation which your jawbone needs to maintain its mass and prevent bone loss.
Looks Like a Natural Tooth
Your local Falls Church, VA dentist will design a dental implant that will match the color of the other surrounding teeth while fitting perfectly into the gap.
Enables Easier and More Natural Speech
Missing teeth will change your speech. Unlike dentures that can alter the pronunciation of words when you speak, dental implants will allow you to speak more easily and naturally just like your natural teeth.
Although you still need to brush and floss twice a day with dental implants, artificial teeth are made of materials that won’t decay. You will never need to worry about ever getting a cavity in a dental implant.
Preserves the Shape of your Face
Because your teeth help to support your facial structure, when you lose teeth, you also lose the support from those teeth and eventually this causes your face to change shape. It also makes you look older, more sunk in. With dental implants, your local Falls Church, VA dentist will implant a titanium post into your jawbone that helps to preserve the bone. Dental implants from your local Falls Church, VA dentist will provide similar support for your face that your natural teeth provided, keeping your facial structure from changing its shape.
Bite Force is Restored
Dental implants are anchored into your jawbone with a titanium post. This replaces the tooth root. It also allows you to be able to bite with more or less the same amount of force you had with your natural teeth. Other replacements that your dentist near Falls Church, VA may offer such as dentures sit on top of your gums and will not give you the force bite that you get with dental implants.
Some Falls Church, VA dental patients who wear dentures have faced embarrassing moments when they are laughing, eating or even speaking and their dentures shift or slip inside their mouth, sometimes even falling out. Dental implants are firmly anchored in place and will never do this.
Supports Other Teeth
A missing tooth will cause a gap in your mouth that can cause teeth on either side to shift positions which lead to misalignment. With a dental implant, the titanium post that is inserted into your gum by your Falls Church, VA dentist fills in the gab and will keep your other adjacent teeth straight.
Permanent Solution for Teeth Loss
Unlike dentures that need to be relined periodically or replaced, dental implants are a permanent solution that should last you for the rest of your life. You will still need to see your local Falls Church, VA periodically for checkups to make sure you are not having any issues with the dental implant.
Easy to Take Care of
Dental implants are just like taking care of your natural teeth. No need for cups, cleansing tablets, or adhesives. Just brush and floss like you did when you had your original teeth.
Initially, dental implants are more costly than dentures, but over your lifespan, by the time you have to keep having dentures relined and every so many years you will need a new set, dental implants don’t seem to be as costly considering the long term costs of dentures. The cost of dental implants also varies according to the health of your gums. Sometimes gum grafts are necessary before the dental implants and can run into more costs for dental patients near Falls Church, VA.
If you are in the need for teeth replacement, call the team at Annandale Smiles near Falls Church, VA and they will be happy to discuss all your options with you for replacing those missing teeth. Please don’t rule out having dental implants because you think you can’t afford them. Annandale Smiles have several different options for paying for dental procedures making it more affordable to their Falls Church, VA dental patients.