Dental implants are one of the best and most effective ways to restore your smile back to its normal self. If you have recently lost a tooth due to either extreme tooth decay or from some sort of accident, then Dr. Nik Zalavadia will likely recommend that you consider getting a dental implant. From being a permanent solution to matching your regular teeth, this article will discuss three of the many perks of dental implants. Read on to learn more.
- A Permanent Solution
By implanting a metal rod directly into your gums, your dental implant will act just like your natural dental root— meaning that if cared for properly, it will be a permanent solution to an otherwise difficult situation. In order to make sure that your dental implant lasts for a lifetime, make sure that you care for it and the rest of your teeth properly. Although your dental implant itself can’t get a cavity, your gums can get infections like gingivitis which can cause your implant to fall out or become loose. As a great way to care for your implant, treat it like your natural teeth; brush twice daily and visit Dr. Nik Zalavadia every six months for a check-up.
- They Match!
If you have had nightmares of having a gold tooth as your dental implant, just know that those are just nightmares and not a reality. In fact, dental implants are made out of a resin or ceramic composite that will be matched to your teeth’s color, shape, and size— meaning that people, yourself included, won’t be able to notice a real difference aesthetically.
- They’re Comfortable
Unlike some dental options such as dentures which are known to move around a lot and cause patients some amount of discomfort, dental implants are very comfortable. In fact, dental implants are so comfortable that once your mouth has properly healed from the procedure, you won’t be able to tell it’s there. Plus, you can enjoy comfort while eating your favorite foods like steak and popcorn.
As you can see there are many benefits to getting dental implants. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nik Zalavadia, contact our office today!