Dental bridges and dentures are not the only options for addressing tooth loss. Using advanced implant technology, we can help replace missing teeth with lifelike dental implants. In today’s blog, we’re answering questions about the benefits of dental implants of our Tucson, Az, patients.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implant Benefits
Question: How long will they last?
Answer: While dental bridges typically last between 10 and 15 years, and dentures may require placement every 5 to 10 years, dental implants can last much longer. Inserted into the jawbone, they act as new tooth roots and provide greater security. As a result, they can potentially last for decades.
Question: Will they prevent further tooth loss?
Answer: Yes! Acting as new tooth roots means stimulating the growth of jawbone tissue, preventing the further toothless and aged appearance that often occurs due to untreated tooth loss. You maintain your facial structure and avoid the development of ptotic chins, sunken cheeks, or increased numbers of missing teeth.
Question: Do the tooth implants look natural?
Answer: The implant portion replaces the root, but a custom-made dental crown will address the visible portion of your tooth. The crown will be created using lifelike materials, such as porcelain or zirconia. These materials can be shaded to blend with the rest of the smile. No one should be able to tell you have a prosthetic!
Question: Will they ever slip?
Answer: No! If you do receive a prosthetic, such as bridge or denture, secured with implant dentistry, then you don’t need to worry about slippage during meals or speech. We address minor and advanced tooth loss with natural looking and secure tooth replacements. If you have any questions about tooth replacement, or about dental implants in particular, then contact our team today. We want you to enjoy a full and functional smile once again!
Ready to Address Your Tooth Loss?
Our team offers a strong and long-lasting solution to tooth loss. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.