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How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Oral Health

If you have damaged or missing teeth, then dental implants may be just what you need. These marvels of technology look and feel just like real teeth — secure, strong, and comfortable.

The team at Woodland Lakes Dental Studio provides high-quality implants that can make you feel like you have your original teeth back. Dental implants are comfortable, fit securely, and can restore your smile and confidence.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are an innovative option for replacing missing teeth. The implant itself is a post that acts as an artificial tooth root and is inserted into your jawbone. Once it’s inserted, the implant bonds with your jawbone over the next 2-3 months.

Once your jawbone has healed, your dentist places an abutment on top of the implant. Then your dentist places your new artificial tooth on the abutment. When you smile, all anyone will see is your new tooth. Your implant could also support a set of teeth.

Dental implants help in many ways

Implants are far superior to bridges and dentures. Here are some of the reasons why:

Implants keep your jaws healthy

When you bite down, your teeth stimulate your jawbone. This stimulation is needed because it keeps your jawbone healthy and growing. If you’re missing a tooth, that stimulation isn’t there, which can lead to bone loss. With dental implants, the implant becomes part of your jaw, and it performs the same function your missing tooth performed.

Implants are strong

Dental implants are made of high-quality titanium. This material is strong and won’t decay. With good care, your implant should last a lifetime.

Implants won’t slip

Unlike dentures, implants are firmly attached to your jawbone. This means they won’t shift, move, or allow food to get trapped. Furthermore, since dental implants are secure, you won’t have to fear that they might slip when you’re speaking, which can happen with dentures.

Implants allow you to eat like normal

With implants, you can eat any food that you can eat with your natural teeth. This will allow for an improved diet and a more enjoyable dining experience.

Implants are discreet

The only thing anyone will see when you smile or open your mouth is your artificial tooth. And your new tooth will look natural and just like all your other teeth.

Implants are easy to care for

With implants, you just treat them like your natural teeth by brushing and flossing them. You don’t have to take them out and clean them like you have to with dentures. Furthermore, you don’t have to deal with messy adhesives like you have to with dentures.

To learn more about the benefits of implants, book an appointment online or over the phone with Woodland Lakes Dental Studio today.

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