Wondering whether you should get dental implants to replace your missing teeth?
We know that losing a tooth, especially as an adult, can be difficult; however, it’s important that you don’t just ignore this problem either, as ignoring or neglecting your tooth loss can lead to further dental issues. With all the incredible advancements in dental treatment and technology, it’s now easier than ever for our Berryville, VA, dentist Dr. Ahmed Al Attar to help you rebuild and restore your smile with the help of dental implants.
Here are some cool facts that we think you should know about dental implants,
Implants Takes the Place of Tooth Roots
What’s so special about tooth roots anyway? Actually, quite a bit. The roots aren’t just to sustain the tooth, they also stimulate the jawbone. So, when one or more teeth fall out, the roots can’t stimulate the jawbone, which causes the jawbone to deteriorate. Luckily, by placing a dental implant into the jawbone where the tooth one was, our Berryville, VA, family dentist can replace your missing tooth roots with its artificial equivalent.
Implants Can Last Forever
Implants are the only tooth replacement that actually fuses together with the bone and tissue during a naturally occurring phenomenon known as osseointegration. This is the reason behind dental implants' long-term success. Once the implant becomes a permanent part of the jawbone this artificial tooth could last you the rest of your life.
Implants Can’t Develop Cavities
Since a dental implant is made from artificial materials this means that your implant cannot develop decay. We know how much of a relief this can be, especially to our patients who are at a higher risk for developing cavities. Of course, even though your implant cannot develop decay this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still focus on keeping your implant healthy. You should treat it like you do the rest of your natural teeth, making sure that you brush it twice a day and floss daily. Good oral hygiene is crucial for maintaining both healthy natural and artificial teeth.
If you are interested in turning to our Berryville, VA, general dentist to find out if dental implants are right for you, we’re so glad to hear that you are ready to take the next steps toward rebuilding your smile. To schedule a consultation, call Main Street Smiles at (540) 955-4220.