You’ve probably heard a lot about dental implants recently. But why are they considered the gold standard when it comes to restoring missing or damaged teeth?

Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. Dental implants look, feel and function just like your own natural teeth. And they don’t lead to bone deterioration over time like other dental appliances can.

Built to last. Dental implants are a long-term solution. Unlike dentures, bridges and other tooth replacement appliances, dental implants are a one and done solution. They are designed to provide long lasting results, often as long as 10 years or more with proper care, before needing to be replaced.

Retain your natural face shape, and smile. Because a dental implant functions just like a real tooth, you are able to prevent the facial sagging and sinking in that occurs with missing teeth.

Protect healthy bone. Missing teeth is much more than just a cosmetic issue. Having spaces of exposed guns can lead to the deterioration of your jaw bone as well as the periodontal ligament that holds your other teeth in place. Dental implants provide the same support to your jaw bone as your natural teeth, stimulating bone growth and preventing loss.

You can’t lose them. Because dental implants are permanently affixed in your mouth, there is no need to soak them overnight in a cup where they can be accidentally knocked over and lost or damaged. Your regular dental routine will keep them clean.

Eat your favorite foods! With dentures and bridges, some foods are off limits. This isn’t so with dental implants. You can eat whatever you want, just like with your own natural teeth.

Look Mom, no cavities! While you will need to have your dental implants cleaned, just you’re your real teeth, you won’t have to worry about getting cavities in them or having them filled.