Dental implants may seem like a modern invention, but you may be surprised to know that implants, in one form or another, have been around since about 600 AD when a Mayan woman had pieces of shell shaped like teeth hammered into her jaw. Thank goodness times have changed!
Okay, so dental implants are a time-tested method for replacing teeth, but what does that mean for you? What makes them better than a bridge or denture for replacing teeth?
There are LOTS of reasons why dental implants might be right for you. Here are just three to get you started:
You want a permanent solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants are placed in your jawbone and allowed to heal and integrate with surrounding teeth. This forms a permanent, stable base for the restoration that will be attached to it.
You’re tired of dentures that slip and slide.
This is the most common complaint among denture wears in Medina OH, but dental implants can solve the problem. We place implants at certain points along your jaw, then design a denture that has attachments that snap onto the implants. No more embarrassing shifting when you eat, laugh, or sneeze!
You want to do everything you can to protect your oral health.
Dental implants are not just a functional or esthetic fix – they are actually healthier for your teeth than other types of tooth replacement. Replacing a missing tooth root with an implant stimulates the growth of healthy bone and tissue in your jaw. This eliminates the problem of jaw deterioration that can result from a missing tooth.
We’re happy to say that dental implants have come a long way since 600 AD! We would love for you to visit our Medina, OH office so we can talk about all the ways dental implants benefit you