Losing one or more teeth makes it harder to bite and chew, and it also compromises the integrity of your smile and impacts your self-confidence. Dental implants represent the gold standard for tooth replacement, restoring your smile to complete form and function. At Southern Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, we perform dental implant procedures while emphasizing your safety and comfort.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small posts, typically made from titanium, inserted into your jawbone. They are left to heal in place, ultimately fusing with the surrounding bone to provide you with sturdy and supportive artificial tooth roots. On top of a dental implant, your regular dentist can place a prosthetic tooth that looks and behaves just like your naturally growing teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are likely your best restoration option if you have lost one or more teeth. There are several reasons why dental implants are advantageous:

  • Dental implants can last a lifetime with good pre-surgical planning and basic maintenance.
  • With dental implants, you can achieve full restoration that looks completely natural.
  • Once they have fully healed, your dental implants will allow you to bite into a juicy steak or enjoy any of your favorite foods.
  • Dental implants can help prevent bone atrophy and jawbone degradation, unlike other forms of dental restoration.

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Why are Dental Implants the Preferred Method of Tooth Replacement?

Dental implants have surpassed bridges and dentures to become the standard of care if you face tooth loss. There are several reasons for this:

  • Dentures and bridges often need healthy teeth to be shaved down. Implants don’t require any damage to healthy teeth.
  • Dentures can make it challenging to enjoy your favorite foods, and while the risk of slippage can cause social awkwardness or anxiety, implants help you avoid both.
  • Dental implants do not require you to cover the palate, making them more comfortable and allowing you to enjoy food better.

You’re in Good Hands with Us

Tooth loss is exceedingly common, but dental implants make it easy to regain full form and function. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call Southern Dental Implants & Oral Surgery at (828) 358-1583.