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5 Reasons To Consider Dental Implants

5 Reasons To Consider Dental Implants

Losing your permanent teeth is a serious concern, especially as you age. Roughly 26% of American adults over the age of 64 have eight or fewer teeth. When you lose even one tooth, it can severely affect your oral health, not to mention your day-to-day life. 

Fortunately, there’s a fantastic, lasting solution available with dental implants.

Our founder, Jeremy K. Ueno, DMD, wants all of our patients to have the best oral health care possible. That’s why he and our other providers at Ueno Center Dental Specialists offer platelet-rich fibrin, bone grafting, and other options to ensure you have the best experience with your dental implants. 

The lowdown on dental implants 

Dental implants are a permanent solution for one or more missing teeth. The implant is a titanium post that fits into the space where your tooth root was, allowing it to act as a new tooth root. An abutment connects the implant with the artificial tooth, or crown.

Dental implants are also a very versatile option for those who aren’t missing all of their teeth or are missing teeth in separate areas of their mouths. The process is simple, and if your current oral health is good enough, you may even be a candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day®.

5 reasons to get a dental implant

But why should you consider a dental implant to solve the issue of a missing tooth? Is it the best choice? Because of the many benefits we list below, it is often the best option for those dealing with missing teeth. 

Dental implants look and feel like your teeth

One of the biggest reasons people shy away from dentures is because they are worried they won’t feel right in their mouths. With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about this. 

The crown placed on top of the implant is designed to look and feel as if it were your natural tooth. No one will know the difference — including you. 

Implants make it easier to live your life

Having a missing tooth can make it extremely difficult to eat, speak, and do other things that used to be second nature. If you get a dental implant, you no longer have to deal with these annoyances. 

Dental implants boast successful statistics 

Statistically speaking, dental implants have very impressive results. According to a 2017 study, the success rate of dental implants is 90-95%. And depending on how well you care for your dental implant, it may last as long as 25 years or more. 

They help maintain facial structure

Losing a tooth affects more than your mouth. Your face may even begin to droop, depending on the placement of the tooth, as you start to lose bone structure. This can create serious problems for your self-confidence, which is another reason we recommend dental implants.

Dental implants help you maintain good oral health.

When one tooth experiences trauma, others might soon follow. Missing a tooth can cause serious problems for your oral health, such as gum disease and shifting teeth. An implant helps to maintain balance and overall good health. 

It’s time for an implant

On the whole, dental implants help fortify oral health, facial structure, and overall self-confidence. It may be time to consider getting a dental implant, especially if you feel one or more of these benefits would particularly pertain to your situation. 

Are you ready to find out if you’re a candidate for a dental implant? Call today, and we’ll set you up with an appointment at our Campbell, California, office.

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